Irish make winning Cup start

London Irish started their LV= Cup campaign with a 34-28 victory over fellow Aviva Premiership side Sale Sharks on Sunday.

Matt Garvey scored two tries for the Exiles to go along with one each for George Skivington and Shane Geraghty, while Ian Humphreys slotted two penalties and converted all four tries.

Dwayne Peel had started the scoring with a try for Sale after just five minutes, while Danny Cipriani also crossed for the Sharks and kicked two conversions and three penalties.

It was not enough for the visitors though, who did have the final word with a last minute consolation try for Charlie Amesbury.

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