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Steve Diamond has named his Sale Sharks side to play Worcester Warriors tomorrow evening in the Aviva Premiership tomorrow at the AJ Bell Stadium, kick off 8pm.

Vadim Cobilas will make his 100th appearance for Sale Sharks and the side also welcome back Johnny Leota and TJ Ioane after their World Cup commitments. Both players made an impact at the World Cup, with TJ Ioane producing the tackle of the tournament on South Africa's Adriaan Strauss.

Josh Beaumont returns to number 8 with Jonathan Mills starting at lock. Andrei Ostrikov is on the bench.

Vadim joined the club back in March 2011, from VVA-Podmoskovye Monino and was a relative unknown before joining the club, and is now one of the best tighthead props in Europe.

15. Mike Haley, 14. Tom Arscott, 13. Johnny Leota, 12. Sam Tuitupou, 11. Will Addison, 10. Danny Cipriani, 9. Chris Cusiter, 1. Ross Harrison, 2.Tommy Taylor, 3. Vadim Cobilas, 4. Bryn Evans, 5. Jonathan Mills, 6. Dan Braid (capt), 7. David Seymour, 8. Josh Beaumont

Replacements 16. Neil Briggs, 17. James Flynn, 18. Brian Mujati, 19. Andrei Ostrikov, 20. TJ Ioane, 21. Peter Stringer, 22. Nick Macleod, 23. Sam James

Speaking ahead of the game, Steve Diamond said: "Worcester are coached well by Dean Ryan and he has recruited well during the summer. Last Friday, we saw not only how they can attack but also how they defended against Northampton Saints.

"Last Saturday's result was a huge wake-up call and the lads have been working hard on the training ground to make sure we are ready for Worcester."

Tickets are still available for the clash, by calling 0844-994-994 or buy yours online. Details of how you can find your way to the game can be found via our Travel Plan.

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