Rob du Preez kicked 17 points while his brother Dan scored Sale Sharks' only try in a hard-fought 28-18 Premiership victory over Wasps.

Du Preez brothers instrumental as Sale see off Wasps in Premiership tussle

Rob du Preez kicked 17 points as Sale Sharks, who were twice reduced to 14 men, overcame Wasps 28-18 to move into second place in the Premiership.

The Sharks lost 18-16 to Gloucester in their previous league outing at home this season but avoided a second successive defeat on their own turf.

Du Preez kicked five penalties and also converted brother Dan's try in a first half that saw Sale have Simon Hammersley sent to the sin bin for a deliberate knock-on.

Valery Morozov also saw yellow in the second half for the hosts, while forward Josh Beaumont was carried off on a stretcher during an eventful contest.

AJ MacGinty kicked two late penalties to extend Sale's advantage, the second of them denying Wasps – who had winger Paolo Odogwu sent off against his former club in the closing seconds for a dangerous challenge for a high ball – a losing bonus point on their travels.


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