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RUGBY UNION: London Welsh v Sale Sharks
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Welsh try some last-play heroics, but penalised for crossing. Full time: Welsh 25, Sale 26
Sale awarded penalty in front of posts, but tap and go
What a tense finish. Sale in the box seat.
Macleod slots for 26-25
Sale awarded penalty in front of posts
Sale go for the corner with a penalty on the right
Great Sale scrum forces penalty
Briggs held up for Welsh
This could be a dramatic final quarter
Welsh 25, Sale 23. Cipriani hits back straight away
Henson slots it for 25-20
Much closer range penalty for Henson this time
But it is well short!
Henson lines up a penalty from inside his own half.
Both sides are full of attacking intent now.
Henson converts for 22-20 and suddenly this is a cracker
Lovely hands from Henson creates try for MacKenzie. 20-20.
Davies slots a penalty for Welsh. 15-20
The half could not have started any worse for Welsh. Massive character test now.
Cipriani converts for 20-12
Sale make great start to the half with try by Braid and lead 18-12
Second half underway. Biggest 40 minutes of Welsh's season?
You feel that Welsh must score first in the second half if they are to reassert themselves.
That was hard on the Exiles, but showed how dangerous Sale can be.
Cipriani converts to give Sale a 13-12 lead at the break.
Breakaway try for Sale, scored by Cliff
Henson short with drop-goal attempt, but Welsh still attacking
He slots it via a post for 12-6
Welsh penalised at lineout, handing Cipriani a simple kick at goal
And he makes it! Welsh 12-3 ahead
Henson fancies another crack from half way
Welsh on a roll and Davies slots another penalty for 9-3
Welsh win penalty in front of posts after good period of pressure. Davies slots for 6-3.
Huge scrum sees Welsh take one against the head
Not much pattern so far, but Welsh having more territory
Sale do well to turn over ruck and clear
Sale mess up short lineout and Welsh get free kick and scrum ten metres out.
Welsh awarded penalty at scrum on halfway. Henson just wide, but had the distance
Welsh rally well and win penalty on edge of Sale 22. Welsh 3 (Davies), Sale 3
Pen awarded at scrum. Welsh 0, Sale 3 (Cipriani)
Welsh lose their first lineout then concede a penalty on the Sale 22.
And they're off
The Sale fans are making plenty of noise at the moment. With Sharks captained by former Chinnor flanker Dave Seymour, there may be a few locals cheering the visitors too! It is vital for Welsh that they start strongly.
Welsh have worked hard promoting this game in the hope of securing a large crowd. Sale have won the European Challenge Cup on their last two visits to the Kassam Stadium and will be eyeing a hat-trick.
Fly half Gavin Henson makes his first start for the Exiles since November 4, while Danny Cipriani wears the No 10 shirt for Sale. This is likely to be a tense, cagey encounter. Kick-off is at 3pm
London Welsh, in tenth, are six points above basement boys Sale Sharks. Victory today could go a long way to ensuring the Exiles's Premiership survival, but defeat would be a major blow. Sale have won their last three matches, although only one has been in the league, so come to the Kassam full of confidence.
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