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Sale bounced back superbly from last weekend’s trouncing at the hands of Northampton Saints to overcome Wasps 24-18 at the Ricoh Arena.
There are four Premiership games scheduled for Saturday, including Wasps against Sale, with one match concluding the round on Sunday.
Bristol boss Pat Lam was left to rue a poor first-half display from his side after they suffered a 29-22 loss to Wasps at Ashton Gate on Friday.
Number eight Ben Morgan scored late on as Gloucester moved ahead of Harlequins in the Premiership after a superb 24-17 victory over Exeter.
Two games kick off Round 13 of the Premiership season on Friday as Bristol Bears host Wasps while Gloucester face leaders Exeter Chiefs.
Veteran back-row Jordan Crane is the latest Bristol Bears player to commit his future to the club after agreeing a new one-year deal.
The dates and kick-off times for this season’s European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals were announced by EPCR on Friday.