SALE Sharks winger Byron McGuigan felt it would always end in victory against Newcastle Falcons on Friday night.

Sharks won a fourth successive match late on when they clinched a 26-24 triumph on home soil.

A late penalty from Will Addison ensured the side made a winning return to Premiership action.

McGuigan told the club's website: "Throughout the game we were in complete control and as a team we felt we were going to win.

"They scored off a few of our mistakes to get back into the game but we felt comfortable in our play even when we were behind."

The Namibian-born winger scored a try on the stroke of half time and added: "I saw the pick and go was on down the short side which I looked to capitalise and luckily it paid off. I haven't scored in a while so I was just trying to get that monkey of my back and I did".

On Sunday, Sharks entertain Wasps at the AJ Bell Stadium and McGuigan hopes the home fans can spur them on.

He said: "The fans are always there for us acting as a strong 16th man, for this game especially we need them to come out in their numbers to help drive us to victory."

Meanwhile, former Sale player Tom Arscott has received a written warning over the passing of inside information to his brother Luke before the Sharks' Premiership match at Bristol.

Tom Arscott was last month sacked by Sale after allegedly leaking information to Bristol player Luke in a meeting at the club's hotel in the west country city on New Year's Eve – a day before the Sharks went down 24-23 at the AJ Bell Stadium.

The Rugby Football Union (RFU), which on Monday announced it had concluded its investigation, said the information fell "at the lower end of the scale of seriousness", but deemed the player's behaviour "inappropriate".

It was alleged that Tom Arscott's conduct was in breach of RFU regulation 17 (anti-corruption and betting), but the governing body found there was not "any evidence of betting or fixing".