Stylish Sharks are Champions

Article date: Tue, 30 May 2006 10:55 GMT

The Sharks top off a fantastic season

Sale Sharks captured the most important prize in their 145 year history as they overwhelmed Leicester Tigers at Twickenham on Saturday. They became the first League Leaders to lift the Play Off trophy with a stunning 45-20 victory.

In damp, drizzly conditions, all members of the squad made telling contributions, none moreso than the central axis of Charlie Hodgson and Richard Wigglesworth. The Tigers fought hard but, by the end, had been forced into a series of basic errors and their infringements were punished by the World-class Hodgson, whose final tally was 23 points.

Lawrence Jones, managing director of UKFast was at Twickenham to support the Sharks. "Charlie Hodgson proved once again his ability as not only a great kicker, but a world class fly half," says Jones. "Congratulations to the whole team, who played a solid game that Leicester were simply unable to penetrate. I'd also like to congratulate the off pitch partnership of Niels de Vos and Philippe Saint-Andre, that has resulted in an unbeatable team on the field."

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