LATE try scorer Marland Yarde hailed the fantastic job done by his team-mates after his bonus-point try gave Sale Sharks a 28-27 win against Wasps in a pulsating Premiership game at the AJ Bell Stadium last Friday.

Yarde told the club's website: "It was a massive squad effort by all 23 – the guys who came on did a fantastic job.

"Everyone worked tooth and nail. To give a team of that quality a 17-point start and recover says a lot about our character and shows where we're heading as a team."

There was a long delay following the unfortunate clash of heads between Wasps' Dan Robson and Danny Cipriani, and the timer clock was in its 92nd minute when Yarde finished off a sweeping passing move which included a killer pass from AJ MacGinty, helped on by replacement Luke James, settling the best game seen at the stadium for some time.

It was Yarde's fifth Premiership try in seven starts.

After expressing good wishes to the unfortunate Cipriani, who had to be stretchered off, Yarde revealed: "During the delay, we tried to keep our composure.

"We recalled the Exeter game and the lessons we learned from that match.

"We re-grouped, and put ourselves in positions practised in training all the time. It was great to execute the move.

"After such a massive squad effort, we can't let it go now.

"It's important that we put in another equally good performance at Kingston Park [Newcastle Falcons, tomorrow].

"It's the first of three games left, and we've put ourselves in a good position."