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Last Updated: Saturday, 13 January 2007, 15:03 GMT
Calvisano 11-29 Sale
Sale's Ben Foden
Foden dives over unopposed for his side's third try

Calvisano (3) 11
Try: Cittadini
Pen: Scanavacca
Drop Goal: De Marigny

Sale (24) 29
Tries: Ripol 2, Bell, Foden
Cons: Wigglesworth 3
Pens: Wigglesworth

Sale gained a bonus-point victory over Calvisano to keep their hopes of Heineken Cup qualification alive at the Centro Sportivo San Michele.

But bottom of the table Calvisano made the injury-ravaged English champions work hard for the five points.

Tries from Oriol Ripol, Chris Mayor and Ben Foden - plus Richard Wigglesworth's kicks - put Sale 24-3 up at half-time.

Calvisano restricted Sale to one score after the break, and home prop Lorenzo Cittadini scored a deserved late try.

The home team's efforts were assisted by a 64th-minute yellow card given to Sale substitute Andy Titterrell.


Calvisano: Roland de Marigny; Apenise Vodo, Matteo Pratichetti, James Downey, Michael Gallinetti; Andrea Scanavacca, Paul Griffen (capt); Gabriel Bocca, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Lorenzo Cittadini, Milton Ngauamo, Ben Gissing, Maurizio Zaffiri, Aaron Persico, Alessandro Zanni.
Replacements: Giorgio Intoppa, Adrien Vigne-Donati, Rod Moore, Valerio Bernabo, David Dal Maso, Pino Patelli, Cristiano Zanoletti.

Sale: Jason Robinson (capt); Oriol Ripol, Chris Mayor, Chris Bell, Steve Hanley; Richard Wigglesworth, Ben Foden; Eifion Roberts, Sebastien Bruno, Ben Evans, Sean Cox, Chris Day, Chris Jones, Michael Hills, Nathan Bonner-Evans.
Replacements: Neil Briggs, Barry Stewart, Lionel Faure, David Tait, Andy Titterrell, Daniel Larrechea, Mark Taylor.

Referee: C Berdos (France)

SEE ALSO
Heineken Cup permutations
10 Jan 07 |  Rugby Union
Sale 20-19 Gloucester
06 Jan 07 |  English
Sale 12-6 Stade Francais
17 Dec 06 |  Sale
Ospreys 26-9 Calvisano
15 Dec 06 |  Ospreys
Heineken Cup 2006/7
22 Oct 06 |  Rugby Union
Heineken Cup tables
09 Aug 06 |  Tables


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