The official OPTA statistics were issued yesterday for the Aviva Premiership and several Sale Sharks players featured prominently in each category.
Michael Paterson was literally head and shoulders above everyone else in most lineouts won with 92, with James Gaskell in 22nd place with 49 wins. Michael also made 220 tackles and was second to Julian Salvi of Leicester Tigers who made 235.
Popular centre Sammy Tuitupou featured too with 34 defenders beaten and 17 offloads.
David Seymour who is one of our top performers made a massive 191 tackles whilst Dan Braid made 162. Captain Dan Braid also won 15 turnovers whilst Michael Paterson (14) and David Seymour (13) were close behind.
Tom Brady (14), Mark Cueto (12) and Dwayne Peel (11) featured in the leading pack of most clean breaks.
One great stat was that no Sale Sharks players featured in the category of 'Most Tackles Missed'.
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Sale Sharks beat Gloucester at the AJ Bell Stadium knowing the win would keep up the pressure on the leading pack and help keep the clubs hopes alive to earn a place in the elite European Competition next term.
Sale Sharks entertain Gloucester at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday afternoon (kick off 2pm) knowing that a win will keep up the pressure on the leading pack and help earn a place in the elite European Competition next term.
Sale Sharks have re-scheduled the fans evening, and the new date is Tuesday 5th May at the AJ Bell Stadium, starting at 5-30pm for dressing room tours, club shop and ticket office with the players in attendance from 7pm.
After a week off, the lads are now back in training heading into the final run-in of the Aviva Premiership starting with Gloucester at The AJ Bell Stadium next Sunday afternoon, (29th March) kick off at 2pm.