WATCH: Teammates rush to back up Peter Stringer after he's tackled off the ball 6 years ago

WATCH: Teammates rush to back up Peter Stringer after he's tackled off the ball

It almost kicked off.

Jonny May found out quickly that Peter Stringer has got some quite big friends at Sale.

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The Gloucester centre shoved the former Ireland scrum half on his backside during the sides' Premiership tie on Friday night and it didn't take long for reinforcements to arrive on the touchline.

He may be just 5' 7" tall but Stringer has proved over the years that he's more than capable of looking after himself in skirmishes but, hey, why not take the helping hands when they're offered?