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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Mark Cueto has today announced that he will retire from playing at the end of the current season. Mark is currently the All-Time Leading Try Scorer in the Aviva Premiership with 87 tries having overtaken former team mate Steve Hanley's record of 75 tries in February 2013.
Despite trailing by three points at the interval, Sale Sharks European Cup campaign ended at Thomond Park to a Munster side who were desperate to finish on a winning note after failing to qualify for the Quarter Finals.
Sale Sharks' European campaign this season has been a case of what might have been but back-row forward Mark Easter insists he and his teammates can hold their heads high even if it ends without a win.