Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Gloucester Rugby on Friday night (kick off 7.45pm) at the AJ Bell Stadium, live on BT Sport. Sharks currently stand on 199 Premiership Victories and are one of the six ever presents in the Premiership in the tournaments 20 seasons.
Steve Diamond has been forced to make one change from last week’s victory over Harlequins, with Cameron Neild coming in to replace the injured TJ Ioane at flanker. Peter Stringer is set to make his first appearance of the season, if called off the bench. Cameron Neild played 78 minutes last week after the injury to TJ Ioane and was second only to Thomas Waldrom on the ball-carries chart with 23.
15. Byron McGuigan, 14. Will Addison. 13. Sam James, 12. Johnny Leota, 11. Paolo Odogwu, 10. Dan Mugford, 9. Mike Phillips, 1. Eifion Lewis-Roberts, 2. Neil Briggs, 3. Halani Aulika, 4. Bryn Evans, 5. Jonathan Mills, 6. Cameron Neild, 7. David Seymour, 8. Josh Beaumont (capt.)
Replacements: 16. Ross Harrison, 17. Kieran Longbottom, 18. Andrei Ostrikov, 19. Magnus Lund, 20. Laurence Pearce, 21. Peter Stringer, 22. Nev Edwards, 23. Sam Bedlow
Speaking about the game, Diamond said: “I think we just need some momentum, we need two wins on the bounce, we’ve got Gloucester coming who are a really good attacking side, who have scored 50 points already this year. Gloucester been unfortunate in both games, they are a disciplined side, in the way they play. They are a good attacking side under David Humphreys, and if we are not at our best, we won’t win the game.”