Sunday Express - Sun 16 Dec 2001 - Page 93

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while overtime pays off for battling Harlequins

LEICESTER had 11 internationals injured or rested but were still quality.

SPORT RUGBY UNION India back among elite

SALE TALE: Mel Deane scores past Dan Luger Picture: VICKY MATHERS HOCKEY: India defeated South Africa 2-1 in the final of the Champions Challenge in Kuala Lumpur to qualify for the Champions Trophy for the first time since 1996.

Roundup

ICE HOCKEY: Belfast coach Dave Whistle anticipates a tough time for the Superleague leaders in tonight's game at Manchester.

OĠNeil f inish extra special OllieĠs day

HE last time these sides met in the Cup was in the semi-finals of 1997 and Sale went on to the final. The home side could not have hoped for a better start as England new-boy Charlie Hodgson darted clear and put centre Mel Deane through under the posts in the first minute. Hodgson converted but a string of errors from Sale allowed Quins to hit back, with Paul Burke slotting over two penalties as hooker Keith Wood led the charge as only the Irishman can.

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