NOTHING, it appears, can cease Sale Sharks proper now.
Not the absence of Manu Tuilagi and positively not play-off rivals Harlequins, who made ten adjustments and have been obliterated by Sale’s relentless power, ahead dominance and ruthless ending.
Alex Sanderson’s title- chasing aspect have been dealt a blow when Tuilagi was dominated out after coming into “shut contact” with an unnamed member of Sale’s workers who examined optimistic for Covid-19.
It didn’t matter. Sanderson’s males marched to a membership record-extending eighth consecutive Premiership victory which reaffirmed them as real title contenders.