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Sorry Sale ripped apart by a slick French masterclass

WINGER Ben Cohen insisted a young Sale side must learn quickly from their mistakes after being beaten 36-17 and completely outplayed by Toulouse in yesterday&rsquo;s Heineken Cup Pool Five encounter.<br /><br />The three-time champions ran in five tries as an under-strength Sale team were put to the sword at Stade Ernest-Wallon.<br /><br />And though the scoreline was diluted somewhat with two late consolation tries, Cohen admitted Kingsley Jones&rsquo; young guns found the going tough.<br /><br />&ldquo;We gave 100 per cent but it was a really tough match for us because of the number of injuries we&rsquo;ve had.&nbsp; It is difficult enough to compete with the likes of Toulouse at full strength but with the number of players missing, it was a bridge too far,&rdquo; he said.<br /><br />&ldquo;We must give Toulouse credit because we know they are a world class side who are always involved in the business end of the Heineken Cup. They have so much experience in their side and I&rsquo;m sure the young lads will learn from the experience.&rdquo;<br /><br />Toulouse controlled the first half, Frenchman Maxime Medard opening the scoring before compatriot Vincent Clerc went over twice, setting a new Heineken Cup scoring record in the process.<br /><br />And when Yves Donguy, a half-time replacement, added a brace immediately after the re-start, the win was sealed as well as a try-scoring bonus point.<br /><br />The visitors rarely threatened to breach Toulouse&rsquo;s stern defence,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; despite having much of the ball&nbsp; but with time running out and the home side content to let their foot off the gas, Sale restored some pride. Firstly, lock Rob O&rsquo;Donnell crossed the white line following good work from David Tait in the line-out and then former England flyer Cohen pounced for a breakaway score.<br />