Sharks topple Tigers

Heyneke Meyer’s Leicester Tigers spurned an opportunity to go top of the Premiership, losing 27-13 to the Sale Sharks.

After a strong start the Tigers are slipping down the table and currently find themselves in fifth position, four points off leaders Bath, who have a game in hand.

The Tigers were never in the game, trailing 17-0 after 30 minutes, and despite a better second half effort the damage had already been inflicted.

Meanwhile, Charlie Beech’s 79th-minute try secured a much-needed win for struggling Wasps. The defending champions currently find themselves in ninth position thanks to a poor start to their campaign.