Steve Diamond has named his side to take on Castres at the AJ Bell Stadium (kick off 2.30pm) on Saturday in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup.
There are five changes to the side which won at the Stade Pierre-Antoine, with Johnny Leota, Vadim Cobilas, Viliami Fihaki, Tommy Taylor and Tom Brady returning to the side, with Danny Cipriani and Peter Stringer taking places on the bench.
Sale Sharks: 15. Tom Arscott, 14. Tom Brady, 13. Johnny Leota, 12. Mark Jennings, 11. Charlie Ingall, 10. Joe Ford, 9. James Mitchell, 1. Eifion Lewis-Roberts, 2. Tommy Taylor, 3. Vadim Cobilas, 4. Jonathan Mills, 5. Andrei Ostrikov, 6. Mark Easter, 7. David Seymour (capt.), 8. Viliami Fihaki
Replacements: 16. Neil Briggs, 17. James Flynn, 18. Ross Harrison, 19. Josh Beaumont, 20. Cameron Neild, 21. Peter Stringer, 22. Danny Cipriani, 23. Mike Haley
Speaking before the game, he said: “It’s exciting times but we need to win at the weekend. If we don’t, the result at Castres means nothing. Without a doubt it’s a turning point for the club ‘s season because we’ve lost and drawn three very close games and through pure determination we’ve won that game which was against a much sterner opposition we’ve faced over the last few weeks. Make no doubt about it, Castres are a very good side”
Don't forget that the Cheshire Schools U18 Cup Final between Wilmslow High School and Kings School Macclesfield , kick off at 11.45am at the AJ Bell Stadium.
It should be a great day out, and the last chance to watch the Sharks play at home in 2015. To get you in the Christmas spirit, we have the St Ambrose Brass Band performing from 1.30pm. Plus the winning coach and captain of the Schools Cup Final will be interviewed in the Shark Tank at 2pm!
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