Lion targets Sale record

Former Lion Mark Cueto has set his sights on Sale Sharks' try-scoring record. [more]

Lion targets Sale record

Former Lion Mark Cueto has set his sights on Sale Sharks’ try-scoring record.

The England flyer who made five appearances for the Lions during the 2005 tour of New Zealand, scoring three tries, is eyeing Steve Hanley's record after touching down on the weekend.

Cueto grabbed the first try during the Sharks impressive 28-22 victory over Saracens, the 70th in his nine year career at Edgeley Park.

The current record, held by Steve Hanley, stands at 76 and Cueto is within touching distance of the club landmark.

"I have been stuck in the sixties for ages and now I've scored my 70th Premiership try I have Stan’s (Hanley) record in my sights. He has been giving me stick for a while now that I will never get to 76!"

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After enduring a difficult spell at Edgeley Park which culminated in Mike Brewer being replaced by Pete Anglesea as head coach, Sale made a perfect start to 2011.

"We had a dream first half," added Cueto. "Pete told us to go out and express ourselves, which we did.

"Saracens came back at as in the second half and let's be respectful here, Sarries are in third place, are a good side and have quality all over the field.

"We scored three tries on the day to their one and being honest we are delighted with the way things have changed round so quickly. Pete and the coaching staff have worked around the clock and I am sure there are more performances like that to come."

The Sale captain also dismissed fears he was facing a spell on the sidelines after going down injured.

"It was cramp in my calf and despite extensive treatment on the field it wouldn’t settle down, so Pete made the substitution.

"We needed 15 fit men to finish the game against Sarries. I am fine now but won’t be able to play on Friday at Newcastle as I have to rest under the England EPS system."

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