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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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.
Danny Cipriani has been called up to the England EPS Squad ahead of this season's Six Nations, and Ross Harrison has been called up for the England Saxons squad for their match against Irish Wolfhounds on Friday 30th January.
Steve Diamond has admitted that the experience of this season's European Rugby Champions Cup has made him and his squad even more determined to finish in the Top Six of the Aviva Premiership and so book their passage into next season's European showpiece.