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Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Exeter Chiefs at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday afternoon (2.30pm kick off).

Steve Diamond has had to make changes to the side which beat Leicester Tigers. Johnny Leota comes into the starting XV to replace Sam Tuitupou, and Peter Stringer starts at scrum-half with Chris Cusiter moving to the bench.  Mark Easter replaces Josh Beaumont who is away with England; Mark starts at Number 8. David Seymour, who signed a new two year deal earlier this week, starts at flanker and captains the side. Magnus Lund is named among the replacements.
 
Sale Sharks: 15. Mike Haley, 14. Will Addison, 13. Sam James, 12. Johnny Leota, 11. Nev Edwards, 10. Danny Cipriani, 9. Peter Stringer, 1. Ross Harrison, 2. Tommy Taylor, 3. Vadim Cobilas, 4. Bryn Evans, 5. Andrei Ostrikov, 6. Cameron Neild, 7. David Seymour (captain), 8. Mark Easter
 
Replacements: 16. Neil Briggs, 17. Eifion Lewis-Roberts, 18. Brian Mujati, 19. Jonathan Mills, 20. Magnus Lund, 21. Chris Cusiter, 22. Joe Ford, 23. Tom Arscott

Speaking ahead of the game, Diamond said: "We've got to step it up another level. They are a top side. We know they don't make many mistakes, and they are good at what they do. Therefore, we've got to be better than them in all areas. I think it'll be a tight game, and a good game to watch, by the look of it, the weather looks good for Saturday so hopefully that should make for a good game."
 

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