Tempers flared at the AJ Bell Stadium as Sale moved third in the Premiership thanks to their six-try bonus-point win against a stunned Harlequins.
Marler was sent to the bin for a high arm on Jean Luc du Preez, which led to a confrontation with all three brothers, but both sides were reduced to 14 men in a feisty second period.
😅😅😅 oooohk pic.twitter.com/9Gzqwnrqli— Juan_De_Jongh (@JuanDeJongh) January 3, 2020
This wasn’t the only feisty moment of the game.
It's all kicked off at the AJ Bell! 🤬— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) January 3, 2020
Tempers flare after Sale Sharks' fourth try!
Marland Yarde comes flying out the pack 😳
It ends with two players going into the bin… pic.twitter.com/AENdRh6Atq
In a one-sided game, Akker van der Merwe, Sam James, Luke James, Rob Webber, Chris Ashton and Rohan Janse van Rensburg all crossed for the hosts.
The bonus-point success moves them up to third place before the weekend’s other league fixtures, with Harlequins remaining in eighth position.