Sale Jets travelled up to BT Murrayfield on Sunday to play Edinburgh 'A' but lost the game 19-10.
The Jets opened the scoring in the match, against the run of play. Centre Sam James hacked a loose ball behind the Edinburgh defence, which winger Tahir El Madhi took full advantage of as he collected the ball and sprinted over the whitewash to score the first try of the game, which Tom Morton converted to give the visitors an early 7-0 lead.
Edinburgh responded immediately however, putting a lot of pressure on the Sale defensive line. The Sharks defence couldn't hold them out, as Edinburgh scored a try through Alex Glashan who exploited a gap in the defence and glided his way through to score. Nick McLennan converted to bring the scores level.
Soon after this, Sale were awarded a penalty, and Tom Morton kicked it over to give the Jets a 10-7 lead. However the lead was short lived as Edinburgh clinched a try in the late stages of the first half thanks to Magnus Bradbury.
HALF TIME - Edinburgh A 12 Sale Jets 10
The Jets were down to fourteen men early in the second half, following the sin-binning of Mike Haley and the hosts took full advantage of this as they scored their third try of the match thanks to back-row Alex Toolis. This was converted to make the score 19-10.
Sale tried to claw their way back into the game, yet resilient defence from Edinburgh in the closing stages of the game stopped the Jets from scoring again. Sale Jets team: Mike Haley; John O'Donnell, Sam Bedlow, Sam James, Tahir El Madhi; Tom Morton, James Mitchell; Darren Fearns, Phil Mills, James Flynn, Tom Bell, Tom Sanders, George Nott, Liam Parfitt, Andy Hughes.
Replacements: Russell Anderson, Ben Corless, George Hymes, Matt Postlethwaite, Mikey Quickenden, Luke Harris, Nathan Fowles, Mark Lawrence, Mark Dixon and Frazer Summers.
Over the next few days we will be previewing the huge head-to-head battles in this Saturday's Aviva Premiership game against Exeter Chiefs. First up we are going to look at the battle at scrum half between Chris Cusiter and Will Chudley.