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Macleod on target for Sale

Nick Macleod won the kicking battle as Sale beat Newcastle 27-19 to return to the Aviva Premiership play-off places and leave their opponents at the foot of the table.

Sale had taken a 16-0 lead after 24 minutes through three Macleod penalties and a converted Tom Brady try, but Newcastle mounted a comeback. After Macleod and Jimmy Gopperth had traded further three-pointers, substitute Jeremy Manning went over to reduce the gap to 19-10 at half-time.

Gopperth continued to boot the Falcons back into the game and narrowed the gap to three points before England wing Mark Cueto touched down to effectively seal the win.


From Belfast Telegraph