Sharks rule England
27 May 2006
Sale Sharks are England’s Premiership champions, tearing apart Leicester’s Tigers in a one-sided final.
The Sharks led 8-7 after 10 minutes but that was as close as it got for the Tigers, who trailed 35-13 on the hour and ultimately lost 45-20.
The Sharks scored four tries to two, with England flyhalf Charlie Hodgson contributing six penalties, a drop goal and a conversion for a match tally of 23 points.
Tries: Mark Cueto, Magnus Land, Oriol Ripol and Chris Mayor.
Conversions: Charlie Hodgson and Valentine Courrent
Penalties: Hodgson (5)
Tries: Lewis Moody and James Hamilton
Conversions: Andy Goode (2)
Penalties: Goode (2)