Wasps cleared in Sale match fiasco

SALE have slammed Premier Rugby&rsquo;s decision not to punish Wasps for pulling out of last month&rsquo;s Premiership clash at short notice.<br /><br />Wasps appeared before a hearing yesterday charged with breaching regulations by refusing to play at a rain-soaked Edgeley Park on 27 November.<br /><br />Sale had been happy for the match to go ahead while referee David Rose had also given it his blessing.<br /><br />But a Premier Rugby disciplinary panel cleared the London club after failing to find proof of their guilt.<br /><br />A full explanation of the verdict is expected by tomorrow but Sale chief executive James Jennings made his displeasure clear last night. He said: &ldquo;This decision is incredibly disappointing and will come as a shock to all Sale Sharks supporters who were at Edgeley Park on the night when the game was cancelled.&rdquo;<br /><br />The match was officially postponed at 7.45pm, 15 minutes later than the scheduled kick-off time, after Wasps insisted water down one side of the pitch made the surface unplayable.<br /><br />A statement from Wasps said the club were &ldquo;delighted&rdquo; at last night&rsquo;s verdict, adding: &ldquo;London Wasps continue to share in both Wasps and Sale supporters disappointment that this game could not be played and will update further as soon as possible.&rdquo;<br />