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On Tour with the Lions - Part four
Well the lions have started to show thier teeth. And Gym is enjoying the cultural side of New Zealand including endless coach journeys, rain, Indian pizza,the stench of sulpur, a giant Haka, beer and why you shouldn't visit Hamilton ....oh and pondering the possibilities of the Sharkettes in grass skirts accompanied by a brass band.
On Tour with the Lions - Part three
Gym Haka visits Christchurch and sees first hand the devestation caused by the earthquakes. He also gets wet...again...and finds out who actually ate all the pies...
On Tour with the Lions - Part two
Well Gym Haka is over his jet lag and he has found cadburys chocolate fingers and twinnings tea.The wine is going down well and things can only get better....cant they?
On Tour with the Lions - Part one
Its everyones dream to be able to go on a Lions tour. But what is it like to follow the Lions? Well at great expense (to the Sale supporter not the moderators) one lucky Sale supporter has the chance to find out. Over to Gym Haka....
Being everyone’s favourite second team
And so we embark on the long fallow time before next season begins. Over the next few months, we'll be putting up articles here submitted by various denizens of the messageboard. In the first article MartWhit looks back on Sales glorious era of attacking rugby at Heywood Road. Or was it?
View from the south stand: Sale 27 Bath 24
And so we came to the final game of an eminently forgettable season. A ten-game losing streak, losing at home to Bristol, The Arscott affair… On the other hand: beating Leicester and Wasps at home and the emergence of some real potential talent gave some cause for hope. Bath, though, looking to a play-off spot, would be a tricky proposition.
View from Heywood Road: Sale FC 59 Preston Grasshoppers 14
In the absence of very much rugby in the Premiership at the moment, it's worth looking across at Sharks' sister/founder club Sale FC. Having secured 2nd place in National 2 North, they were looking for the necessary points to guarantee a home playoff. Needing 9 from 2 games, they got 5 of them here with a 59-14 win. Here are some pictures I took.
View from the south stand: Sale 36 Worcester 26
There were some — not many, but some — who saw this game as a bit of a ‘gimme’, expecting Sale to defeat Worcester with relative ease. The majority, looking meaningfully at the league table, were not so sure. Tenth against eleventh does not make for any sort of mismatch.
This is getting ridiculous. It will have been five weeks since the last home game when we play Worcester on Friday.
We're currently suffering a bit of a hiatus as the Anglo-Welsh competition has its semis and final, then it's an away trip to Exeter. All in all, a four-week break between home games. However, this site needs its regular diet of front-page stories, so I thought I'd spend a bit of time putting together a summary of the exciting new signings we can look forward to next season.