This was always going to be a hard match. Gogledd Cymru surprised their supportive Northern neighbours last season with a 17 -17 draw and it was time for a young but well drilled development team from Sale to put the record straight. It was good to welcome James Wade and his team back to North Wales.
The ball retention of the visitors was impressive. They played expansive rugby with their inside centre Parrot making a number of half breaks. It was only dogged defence by Gogledd Cymru that prevented a much higher score in the first half.
With the gale force wind behind them in the second half Gogledd Cymru had a fairer share of the territorial advantage. When they scored an early try it looked as if they might close the scores. However this was not to be and with a further 3 tries in the second half Sale Jets ended up worthy winners.
Gogledd Cymru thank Sale for their contribution to rugby development in North Wales. With 3 North Walians in their side the Jets are beginning to offer talented players from the region the opportunity to play professional rugby.