BBC SPORT Arabic Spanish Russian Chinese
BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX    SEARCH 

BBC Sport
 You are in: Rugby Union: English  
Sport Front Page
-------------------
Football
Cricket
Rugby Union
Statistics
International
European
English
Celtic
Rugby League
Tennis
Golf
Motorsport
Boxing
Athletics
Other Sports
-------------------
Special Events
-------------------
Sports Talk
-------------------
BBC Pundits
TV & Radio
Question of Sport
-------------------
Photo Galleries
Funny Old Game
-------------------
Around The UK: 
N Ireland
Scotland
Wales

BBC Sport Academy
BBC News
BBC Weather
SERVICES
-------------
LANGUAGES
EDITIONS

Sunday, 2 June, 2002, 14:34 GMT 15:34 UK
Clockwatch: Sale 11-33 Gloucester
All the action as Gloucester book a West Country derby against Bristol in the Zurch Championship final.

Latest first - scroll down for earlier action

82 mins: Referee Steve Lander is accidentally taken out by Gloucester's Fanolua off the ball, before the final whistle is blown.

78 mins: Darren O'Leary knocks on with the line beckoning after man-of-the-match Gomersall puts him into space on the right flank.

74 mins: Gloucester wrap up the game when winger Tom Beim picks up a Mark Cueto knock-on to run in under the posts. Frenchman Mercier adds the two points. Sale 11-33 Gloucester

71 mins: Gloucester scrum-half Andy Gomersall scampers over after throwing a wonderful dummy to wrongfoot the Sale defence. Mercier adds a further two points from in front of the posts. Sale 11- 26 Gloucester

60 mins: Mark Cueto finishes off a superb move, started by a delicate Jason Robinson chip-ahead inside his own 22. Hodgson's kick drifts past the posts. Sale 11-19 Gloucester

59 mins: Trevor Woodman comes on for Patrice Collazo as Fanolua gingerly stands up after recieving treatment for a leg injury.

50 mins: Hodgson slots a deserved penalty after Sale start the second-half more confidently. Sale 6-19 Gloucester

47 mins: Barry Stewart replaces struggling Tighthead prop Stewart Turner for Sale.

46 mins: Fanolua intercepts a Going pass just outside the Gloucester 22 - but the scrappy nature of the game continues.


44 mins: Mercier clears from inside his 22 as referee Steve Lander blows for half-time.

33 mins: Stuart Turner is penalised for coming up in the scrum, allowing Mercier to slot his second penalty. Sale 3-19 Gloucester

30 mins: Gloucester wing Darren O'Leary fails to touch down when he watches his kick ahead roll over the dead ball line. Moments later Mercier's drop goal extends his side's lead. Sale 3-16 Gloucester

27 mins Vaughan Going replaces Steve Hanley on the left wing for Sale.

25 mins Gloucester squander some good work by the forwards yards from the Sale line.

20 mins: Mercier cancels out Hodgson's earlier effort when Sale are penalised for handling on the floor. Sale 3-13 Gloucester

17 mins: Hodgson grabs an important three points for Sale to reduce the deficit for the home side. Sale 3-10 Gloucester

15 mins: The Gloucester front five get a just reward for an impressive opening quarter when Fijian Koli Sewabu dives over after an impressive scrum. Mercier slots the extras. Sale 0-10 Gloucester

12 mins Charlie Hodgson goes down after a shocking high tackle from Junior Paramore - but neither referee nor linesmen pick it up.

11 mins: Ludovic Mercier converts the game's opening points after Sale are penalised for being offside in front of their posts. Sale 0-3 Gloucester

9 mins: Robinson's long kick downfield forces Gloucester onto the back foot inside their 22.

7 mins: Sale full-back Jason Robinson makes a searing break, but Henry Paul's vital tackle stops him in his tracks.

2 mins: Gloucester exert early pressure on Sale by turning their scrum on the half-way line.

1 min: Robert Todd kicks ahead but Terry Fanolua fails to reach it before it goes into touch.

1345 BST: The match kicks off with Sale playing their final game at Heywood Road before next season's potential move to Bury.


Sale: Robinson, Hanley, Shaw, Harris, Cueto, Hodgson, Redpath, Yates, Titterrell, Turner, C. Jones, Lines, Anglesea, A. Sanderson, Pinkerton.

Replacements: Dickens, Going, Baxendell, Wilks, Perelini, Stewart, Jackman.

Gloucester: Paul, O'Leary, Fanolua, Todd, Beim, Mercier, Gomarsall, Collazo, Azam, Vickery, Fidler, Pearce, Boer, Sewabu, Paramore.

Replacements: Yachvili, Catling, Fortey, Deacon, Woodman, Caillet, Gillies.

Referee: Steve Lander (RFU)

Links to more English stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more English stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

Sport Front Page | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League |
Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Other Sports |
Special Events | Sports Talk | BBC Pundits | TV & Radio | Question of Sport |
Photo Galleries | Funny Old Game | N Ireland | Scotland | Wales