Champs do the business

Sale went level on points with the pacesetters in the English Premiership when they beat Worcester 25-13 on Friday.

The defending champions went 8-0 up after a Charlie Hodgson penalty and a try from Chris Bell before Shane Drahm got Worcester on the board.

But Jason White’s try and another Hodgson penalty gave the Sharks a comfortable 15-3 half-time lead.

A converted try from Aisea Havili and another Drahm penalty brought the hosts within two points but Hodgson’s second penalty and a Mark Cueto try sealed it.