SALE Sharks' Bryn Evans blamed errors as the team lost 26-13 at home to Saracens in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday.

The hosts led 7-3 through Josh Beaumont's first-half try, before the visitors responded with scores from Marcelo Bosch, Matt Gallagher and Ben Spencer.

Second-rower Evans told the club's website: "Our errors cost us. Errors and ill-discipline let them build a score and we ended up chasing the game.

"We would put a few good phases together and make headway and then it was the last pass or an individual error that let us down."

"Saracens are a top side and they did well to disrupt us.

"They made a mess of our ball but we made it a bit too easy for them.

"We needed to focus on our jobs and provide a good platform for the backs but instead Saracens capitalised on errors and scored long-range tries that really hurt us."

Next up in the league on Sunday, Sharks travel to Coventry to face a Wasps side they beat recently in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, kick off 2.30pm.