Sale Sharks' final Gallagher Premiership match against Worcester Warriors has been cancelled due to more coronavirus cases, meaning they miss out on a place in the end-of-season playoffs.
Sale Sharks' final Premiership match against Worcester Warriors has been postponed until Wednesday after the club reported a number of COVID-19 positive tests, the league announced on Saturday.
England and Sale Sharks centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out for six months with an Achilles injury, according to the Gallagher Premiership side's director of rugby Steve Diamond.
Gallagher Premiership owners have said clubs could go bust if the U.K. government does not provide financial aid after its U-turn on allowing fans at stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A try and penalty late on from South African brothers Dan du Preez and Robert du Preez put Sale ahead, with back row Faf de Klerk sealing the winner to deny Harlequins.
English rugby's Premiership returned after five months on Friday and it was Harlequins who drew first blood, beating second-placed Sale 16-10 in a possible early indicator of how pre-lockdown form will count for little.
The British and Irish Lions centre left Leicester Tigers after refusing to agree reduced terms.
The Gallagher Premiership will resume on Aug. 14 and the remaining nine rounds of matches will be crammed into six weeks, before the playoffs and final on Oct. 24.
The Premiership Rugby Cup final between Sale Sharks and Harlequins has been postponed after a staff member showed symptoms of coronavirus, it was announced on Friday.
South Africa and Sale Sharks scrum half Faf de Klerk will be keeping an analytical eye on the Six Nations, with a view to facing the British and Irish Lions in 2021.
Ben Curry will be in Japan to watch twin brother Tom play for England in the World Cup final after his club Sale agreed to release him.
England flanker Mark Wilson has signed for Sale Sharks on a season-long loan from Newcastle Falcons, the club announced on Tuesday.
Centre James O'Connor has boosted his World Cup chances by signing with Rugby Australia.
South Africa prop Coenie Oosthuizen has signed for Sale Sharks on a three year contract, the club announced Monday.
Calum Green could be banned for three months after allegedly biting Sale Sharks' Rob Webber during a Premiership match on Saturday.
English Premiership side Sale Sharks announced the capture of Springboks flyhalf Robert du Preez and hooker Akker van der Merwe.
Springboks scrum-half Faf de Klerk has extended his contact with Sale Sharks until 2023, the Premiership side announced Monday.
South Africa have released first choice scrumhalf Faf de Klerk to play for his club Sale Sharks this weekend, allowing him to miss Saturday's test against Scotland at Murrayfield, officials confirmed on Tuesday.
England wing Marland Yarde is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after dislocating his kneecap in Sale's win against Newcastle over the weekend.
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