Premiership: Northampton 33-14 Sale

George North ran in his first try for Northampton as Saints beat Sale to draw level with Saracens at the top of the early season Premiership table.

The Lions winger ran in the second of the Saints' five tries, Luther Burrell, George Pisi, Lee Dickson and Phil Dowson also touching down.

Stephen Myler kicked four conversions for the hosts, who suffered the only yellow card of the game, Calum Clark.

Mark Cueto and Marc Jones scored two converted tries for the Sharks.

More to follow.


Northampton: Foden; Elliott, G Pisi, Burrell, North; Myler, L Dickson; Corbisiero, Hartley, Mercey, Lawes, Day, Clark, Dowson, Dickinson.

Replacements: Manoa for Day (50), Wilson for G Pisi (61), Fotuali'i for L Dickson (61), A Waller for Corbisiero (61), Denman for Mercey (61), Wood for Lawes (61), Haywood for Hartley (62),K Pisi for North (68).

Sin Bin: Clark (36).

Sale: Arscott; Miller, Cueto, Forsyth, Brady; Cipriani, Cliff; Lewis-Roberts, Taylor, Cobilas, Kulemin, Paterson, Braid, Seymour, Easter.

Replacements: Harrison for Lewis-Roberts (50), Jones for Taylor (50), Thomas for Cobilas (50), J Mills for Kulemin (51), Mackenzie for Arscott (62), Ford for Cipriani (68), Fowles for Cliff (68), Ostrikov for Braid (69).

Attendance: 12,782.

Referee: David Rose (RFU).