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Chiefs v Sharks part 1


By Moorsman
August 23 2009

A few words and pictures from Exeter Chiefs pre-season match v Sale Sharks on August 22nd.

Exeter Chiefs 25 Sale Sharks 20

Saturday 22nd August 2009

Cheifs come out on top in the 1st of 2 games against Sharks

It was great to get back to the ground after what seems to have been a very long break.  The weather stayed dry for the encounter with the usual dose of Sandy Park wind to make things interesting.  It may also have been interesting for the Sale Chairman who flew himself in for the game parking his 'copter just behind the Wigwam and Sout West Communications stand. 

sale heli

As was to be expected it was one of the Sale coaching team who attracted most attention before the game. 

jason r run

But he wasn't the only international star on show...



sale SP

A healthy crowd of over 4,200 enjoyed a close game which showed the Chiefs in a determined mood with a deserved win the outcome.  It was great to see the Maul back in action with the Chiefs scoring from it's effective use. 

the maul is back

It didn't dominate proceedings although the forwards were kept really busy.  All the new boys on show played well and the Chiefs out in a very consistent 'team' performance.  Even the introduction of replacements didn't disrupt this, which must have pleased the coaching staff.  The only area that didn't function well was the line-out but I'm sure this will get sorted before Friday.  Here's a few more shots from the day.

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haydn feeds
linout sale
jason R
a none too happy Sale coach..

So lot's of smiling Chiefs supporters left the stadium looking forward the ths start of The Chamionship.  Bring it on......

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Re: iefs v Sharks part 1
Big Tom Tom (IP Logged)
24/08/2009 09:59
Fair report, but there were a couple of moments of class. The last Sale Try was a real classic streatching our defence on both wings before the touch down was completed.

Re: iefs v Sharks part 1
Geronimo Jim (IP Logged)
24/08/2009 11:41
Apparently the Sale chairman discussed his landing with Mr Robinson prior to the game in terms of that capricious diagonal wind!

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