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Saint Andre left with injury concerns

Triumphant Sale Sharks boss Philippe Saint Andre was left counting the cost of his side's epic four-try 32-15 Heineken Cup Pool 2 win away to French championship runners-up Clermont Auvergne.

Sale face reigning European champions Munster at Edgeley park next Sunday and Saint Andre has lost centre Lee Thomas for up to six weeks with a shoulder injury while Wales and Lions scrum-half Dwayne Peel is an injury doubt for next week's clash after suffering a first-half stinger.

"Lee Thomas has damaged his shoulder and he could need surgery but Peel could recover in time to play against Munster if we are lucky," said Saint Andre, who described his side's display as the best he has seen from them since they beat Leicester Tigers to win the Guinness Premiership final three seasons ago.

"If you come here and you're not bold, you lose by 40 points.

"When we had the ball we tried to attack and be adventurous and I'm very proud of my team after seeing them put on their best performance in Europe and the best I've seen since we won the Premiership final.

"Now, we have to prove we can put two big performances back to back by beating Munster. If we win here and lose at home to Munster, the hard work we did here will count for very little."