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Josh Charnley Set To Make His Premiership Debut

Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Wasps this Sunday in the Aviva Premiership at The Ricoh Arena (kick off 2.30pm).

Steve Diamond has made four changes to the side that lost to Saracens last weekend at the AJ Bell Stadium. Josh Charnley comes into the side, making his Aviva Premiership debut for the Sharks, replacing Paolo Odogwu. Mike Phillips will partner AJ MacGinty at half-back, replacing Peter Stringer. There are also two changes at flanker, with TJ Ioane & Ben Curry starting, replacing Cameron Neild and David Seymour. Ben’s brother Tom takes a place on the bench.

Sale Sharks: 15. Mike Haley, 14. Will Addison, 13. Sam James, 12. Sam Tuitupou, 11. Josh Charnley, 10. AJ MacGinty, 9. Mike Phillips, 1. Ross Harrison, 2. Neil Briggs, 3. Brian Mujati, 4. Bryn Evans, 5. Andrei Ostrikov, 6. TJ Ioane, 7. Ben Curry, 8. Josh Beaumont (capt.)

Replacements: 16. Rob Webber, 17. James Flynn, 18. Halani Aulika, 19. Cameron Neild, 20. Tom Curry, 21. Peter Stringer, 22. Mark Jennings, 23. Tom Arscott.

Speaking ahead of the game, Diamond said: “Wasps play a great brand of rugby, and score a lot of tries, they are a really good side. They are definitely going to be up there at the business end of the season.I am hoping it will be a different experience this week. We need to play to the best of our abilities against a Wasps side, who are in good form and see how the result ends up.”

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