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Having started the season with five straight victories in the Aviva Premiership, London Wasps have now lost two of their last three fixtures in the competition, and have slipped to third position in the table at the end of Round 8, two points behind Bath and five adrift of the defending Champions Saracens. On Sunday, Wasps will be looking for a 16th straight victory at the Ricoh Arena Stadium in Coventry, when they entertain Sale Sharks in Round 9 of the Premiership. The last side to triumph over Wasps at the Ricoh was Saracens on 27th December 2015.
Sharks are struggling to find any sort of consistency in the Premiership this season, and have yet to register back to back victories. Their three wins and one draw have helped to place them in eighth position after eight rounds of competition. The Sale Sharks only away win this season came in Round 7 by 31-13 at bottom club Bristol, and they have to go all the way back to November 2014 for the last time that they won successive away fixtures in the Premiership. When the two sides faced each other earlier in the season in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, the Sharks won by 17-13 at their own AJ Bell Stadium. The last four occasions that they have faced each other in the Premiership, have all ended in victory for the home side.
Posted: 20th March 2016
Since being beaten at the AJ Bell Stadium on 2nd January by the Sale Sharks, Wasps have suffered just one reverse in the Aviva Premiership, a narrow 10-13 defeat to the Cherry and Whites of Gloucester at Kingsholm in Round 15. The current run of form has seen the Coventry based club lift themselves into third position in the Premiership table. Although the chase for the coveted top four positions, and a spot in the post-season play-offs, looks like going to the wire. Harlequins in sixth place, being just five points adrift of Wasps.
Wasps have a chance to reverse that previous defeat to the Sale Sharks on Sunday, when the clubs meet at the Ricoh Arena. A venue where London Wasps have won five games on the trot in all tournaments. The last visitors to go away with the winning points, being table topping Saracens over the Christmas period. Now in eighth position, following only a single victory in the last four Premiership games, a 29-23 success against Harlequins at the AJ Bell in Round 15, the Sharks are not yet out of the running, as they have a game in hand on their rivals. However, victory at the Ricoh is vital if they are to drag themselves back into the running for a semi-final position, with only five regular season games remaining after the coming weekend.
Posted: 4th January 2015
Wasps play their second Aviva Premiership match at their new home in Coventry on Sunday, when the visitors to the Ricoh Arena Stadium are Sale Sharks. Wasps have yet to taste defeat at the venue, having beaten both Northampton Saints and Munster in the Heineken Cup in 2007, and then defeating London Irish in their opening fixture at what is now their new permanent home ground just before Christmas. Since Wasps beat the Sharks by 25-18 at Adams Park in December 2012, Sale have won all six fixtures between the two clubs in all tournaments. The home team are on a run of four successive victories in all tournaments, while Sales' own four game winning run was brought to an end last Saturday, when they were beaten at the AJ Bell Stadium by the Leicester Tigers, after holding a 15 point lead at one stage of the contest.
By coincidence, the Tigers were also the last club to beat London Wasps, a narrow 18-16 win to the East Midlands side at Welford Road in Round 9 of the Premiership. Sunday's protagonists are locked together on 30 points at the halfway stage of the regular season, but are within striking distance of third placed Saracens who have amassed 34 points so far.
Posted: 1st March 2014
London Wasps will welcome Sale Sharks to their Adams Park home on Saturday, knowing that their recent run of poor form, has left them with no realistic chance of finishing in the top four of the Aviva Premiership table, and therefore, securing an end of season play-off place. They have registered just one win from their last four Aviva Premiership matches, a narrow 19-16 victory against the Exeter Chiefs on 5 January. Sharks on the other hand, have won three of their last four Premiership games, a run that has just about kept them in touch with the all important top four positions. Though they are still reliant on others to slip up in the last seven rounds, if they are to secure a play-off place. The Sharks only reverse from the last four games, being a 10-15 defeat at home to Saracens in round 14.
Sale has a good recent record against London Wasps, having lost just once in the last six encounters between the two clubs. A 25-18 Wasps win at Adams Park on 23 December 2012. The most recent clash between the two clubs at Adams Park resulted in a 33-30 success for Sale Sharks, in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in February 2013.
Posted: 22nd December 2012
The Aviva Premiership will continue on Sunday, the 23rd of December, the London Wasps and the Sale Sharks will play in Wycombe at14:00 local time and GMT. Right now, we find the London Wasps in the 9th spot on the table, directly above both of the other London Teams with the Welsh in 10th place and the Irish in 11th. The Wasps have played ten games so far and have been able to win four of them so far. With no draws having been taken, they have a total of six losses and have earned 24 points, tied with the Worcester Warriors.
As for the Sale Sharks, they are the very last team on the table right now, with a poor showing this year. They have won just a single game so far this season and have earned six points because of that one win. They have nine losses.
Posted: 17th September 2011
In the Aviva Premiership this week the London Wasps take on the Sale Sharks in Wycombe, with the match scheduled for 15:00 local time and 14:00 GMT on Saturday, September 17th. The London Wasps are second on the table right now, right below the Exeter Chiefs who have the top spot, and both teams have been able to win both of the games that they played so far this week. As for the Sale Sharks, they are down in seventh on the Aviva Premiership table. They have also played two games this season so far, but were only able to win one of those, losing the other.
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