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Brian Kennedy, the owner of the Sale Sharks of the Aviva Premiership has said that he will only make a second bid for his beloved Glasgow Rangers of the Scottish Premier League if it appears to be going into liquidation and not before that, according to the reports that have been received.

Kennedy, who grew up as a boyhood fan of The Royal Blues stated that according to the reports that he has, the club has at least five bidders in line to take over the club after it went into administration a month back.

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The Chief Executive of Sale Sharks, Steve Diamond was given an 18 week ban yesterday and will not be allowed to enter the playing enclosure or technical areas.

The ban which expires on June 20th was given by the Rugby Football Union as Steve Diamond was found guilty of abusing a match official at the Aviva Premiership.

This was taken as a serious offense as Steve Diamond was seen try9ing to communicate with the match officials before, at and even after the event.

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All hopes of the Sales Sharks club came to an end when they were sent packing off after their loss against the Brives.

The French side put up a spectacular performance an ensured their win with a score of 19-9 and won with a considerable margin.

The 2002 and 2005 winners of the Amlin Cup were hoping to have proceeded to the semi finals after their match with the Brives, but were sadly mistaken and were outmuscled right from the very beginning.

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Sharks new signing Andrei Ostrikov is on the verge of making his long awaited debut. Following a frustrating start to his career at Sale, the Russian returned from a three month injury lay off this week playing 40 minutes for Sale reserve side, the Jets.

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Sale Rugby Union team won 21-17 over Harlequins thanks to an impressive second-half performance from Kyle Tonetti. George Lowe put Quins ahead inside five minutes before Nick Evans converted.

Nick Macleod’s two penalties put Sale within a point but a penalty and converted Jordan Turner-Hall try gave Quins an 11-point half-time lead. Tomas Vallejos Cinalli’s sin-binning with 10 minutes left led to Mark Cueto’s try, followed by Tonetti’s score and five points from Macleod.

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Sale secured a win over Newcastle by defeating them 35-18. After an early penalty exchange Falcons flanker Brent Wilson scored from a forwards move off a five-metre scrum.

Karena Whihongi hit back for Sale before Macleod’s kick was gathered by Tom Brady to cross in the corner.

After the break Macleod added more points with the boot before Chris Leck’s sin-binning let Wilson in again.

Sale started much the brighter and had points on the board through Macleod’s boot after just 90 seconds as referee Dean Richards proved a harsh judge of any handling on the ground.

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Sale owner Brian Kennedy has revealed the club are looking to emulate Harlequins and Saracens’ success by moving a showpiece home fixture to a ‘major’ ground in the North West, following the international game’s lead – England Rugby Hospitality made thousands from a recent showpiece match.

And the multi-millionaire Cheshire businessman has also confirmed that, for now, Sale will be sticking with Friday nights when they stage their home fixtures at Edegely Park next season.

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