Quirke’s double tips seesaw contest Sale’s way and sinks Harlequins

Sale 28-22 HarlequinsEddie Jones present to assess England candidatesEddie Jones was certainly entertained on his latest visit to the outskirts of Salford as Sale edged out defending champions Harlequins courtesy of Raffi Quirke’s delightful double.The England head coach, flanked by attack coach Martin Gleeson, watched a thrilling encounter played with a ferocious intensity from start to finish and in which the hosts just about prevailed. Quirke, the homegrown Sale scrum-half who made Jones’ last England squad and was among a host of players on show seeking to press their Red Rose claims ahead of the autumn internationals, scored his second try late on to cap a fine display in front of the national head coach. Continue reading...