Sandal RUFC first team will host Hinckley in a promotion play-off on Saturday after they suffered a 31-22 loss at Sale.
Sandal went to National 3 North title rivals Sale on Saturday knowing that victory would secure the championship and they stormed into a 22-3 lead thanks to Alex Orr’s brace, tries from Simon Frewin and Rob Norbury and a conversion from Mark Pease.
But Sale stormed back and, after Sandal lost three players to yellow cards, the hosts claimed the win that secured the title and promotion.
Sandal will go up with Sale should they defeat Hinckley, who finished second in National 3 Midlands.
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