Glasgow’s relentless attacking display proved to be too much in Sale's final Champions Cup game of the season as the Sharks went down 45-7.

In what was a must win-game for the visitors, they got off to the better start, new signing Leone Nakarawa scoring in the corner in under two minutes at the AJ Bell Stadium with Adam Hastings adding the extras.

The Sharks then went down to 14 men in the 11th minute, as Jono Ross was penalised for contacting with the head after a tackle.

The Warriors exploited Sale’s disadvantage and added to their lead in the subsequent period of play, as Fraser Brown went over in the corner from a maul, Hastings good for the conversion again.

Sale hit back and built some pressure in the Glasgow 22. However, just as confidence was growing, the Sharks conceded a penalty in the corner, allowing Glasgow to get back on the attack.

The visitors made progress to the try line after winning a couple of penalties, and DTH Van der Merwe was soon found with an inside ball and crashed over. Hastings got his third conversion of the half and the Warriors led 21-0 at the break.

Glasgow began the second half with the same tenacity in which they finished the first, as Sam Johnson exploited a gap in the Sale backline and went over for the bonus point, Hastings’ conversion continuing the Sharks’ disappointing afternoon.

The home side managed to turn defence into attack in the 55th minute as a brilliant chip and chase from Denny Solomona saw the winger out pace Van der Merwe and set the forwards clear. The Sharks used their field position to crash over, with Jake Cooper-Wooley getting his first try for Sale. Tom Curtis added the conversion to reduce the deficit to 28-7.

The Warriors soon extended their advantage again though, Hastings making no mistake with a penalty just after the hour, converting from 40 metres.

Glasgow then got their fifth try of the day with Johnny Gray adding to the tally and Hastings getting the conversion.

George Turner added to Sale's misery in the 75th minute, as he breezed through the Sharks defence to go over unchallenged, Hastings again having success with the boot to complete the emphatic win for the visitors from north of the border.

Elsewhere, Tom Curry has been named in the England squad for the Six Nations. The 21-year-old was the youngest member of Eddie Jones’ World Cup squad and has made 19 appearances for his country, scoring three tries.