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Sale Sharks owner slams referee Luke Pearce for disallowing ‘perfectly good try’

Sale owner Simon Orange criticised referee Luke Pearce for disallowing Luke Cowan-Dickie’s try during the Sharks’ surprising win against Saracens.

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The two teams could still meet in the Premiership final for the second consecutive season. Saracens will face a challenging semi-final trip to league-leading Northampton on Friday, May 31, while third-placed Sale will head to Bath the following day.

The Sale Sharks owner wrote on X: “Sale have just scored a perfectly good try which Pearce has somehow disallowed. I’m absolutely gobsmacked. Grounded the ball under control. WTAF?????”

One fan responded: “100% no knock on, ball clearly under control and no separation . Absolute joke and they don’t realise the consequences.”

A second said: “You clearly don’t know the laws. Stop embarrassing yourself.”

Owen Farrell is now the highest-paid rugby player in the world, Maro Itoje fifth

As reported by Wales Online, let’s delve deeper into the earnings of today’s highest-paid rugby players.

Handre Pollard (South Africa) – £610,000

Formerly earning over £1 million at Montpellier, Pollard took a pay cut at Leicester Tigers, now earning £610,000 annually.

Steven Luatua (Samoa) – £620,000

Representing Samoa post-All Black career, Luatua earns £620,000 yearly at Bristol Bears since 2017.

Antoine Dupont (France) – £700,000

Toulouse’s star scrum-half, Dupont, commands a reported £700,000 salary, possibly changing due to Olympic Sevens and potential Japanese stint.

Antoine Dupont, Captain of Italy is interviewed during the 2023 Guinness Six Nations Media Launch at County Hall, Lambeth, London on Monday 23rd January 2023 | Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK.

Dan Biggar (Wales) – £800,000

Biggar’s move to Toulon from Northampton Saints saw a salary boost to £800,000, making him Wales’ highest-paid player.

Siya Kolisi (South Africa) – £800,000

Siya Kolisi, the inspirational Springbok captain, has enjoyed considerable success both on and off the field. His reported salary of £800,000 at Racing 92 reflects his value to the team and his standing as one of the sport’s most influential figures.

Siya Kolisi, Captain of South Africa celebrates after the Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and South Africa at Stade De France, Paris on 29 October 2023 (Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK)

Maro Itoje (England) – £800,000

Maro Itoje, the towering English lock, has been the subject of considerable speculation regarding his future earnings. While his reported salary of £800,000 with Saracens is impressive, potential hybrid deals with the RFU could see his income increase even further, highlighting his importance to both club and country.

Maro Itoje of England during the Six Nations Match between England and Wales at Twickenham, London on 10 February 2024 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)