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Sale Sharks have named their side ahead of their Aviva Premiership clash against Harlequins on Saturday at the AJ Bell Stadium, kick off 2.30pm.

Steve Diamond has rotated his squad to make six changes to the side who drew to Saracens last weekend. Joe Ford starts his first Premiership game of the season, pairing up with Chris Cusiter at half-back. Diamond has opted to rotate all his front row with Eifion Lewis-Roberts, Neil Briggs & Brian Mujati starting this week. Also, TJ Ioane returns to the back-row, after impressing off the bench last week to replace Cameron Neild.

Sale Sharks: 15. Mike Haley, 14. Will Addison, 13. Sam James, 12. Johnny Leota, 11. Tom Arscott, 10. Joe Ford, 9. Chris Cusiter, 1. Eifion Lewis-Roberts, 2. Neil Briggs, 3. Brian Mujati, 4. Bryn Evans, 5. Andrei Ostirkov, 6. TJ Ioane, 7. David Seymour (capt.), 8. Mark Easter

Replacements: 16. Tommy Taylor, 17. Ross Harrison, 18. Vadim Cobilas, 19. Jonathan Mills, 20. Cameron Neild, 21. Peter Stringer, 22. Danny Cipriani, 23. Mark Jennings.

Ahead of the game, Diamond said: "We’re playing very well. We just need to capitalise on those opportunities in games. We’ve got another big job on our hands this Saturday. Quins are a good side, but they’ve got a few injuries and lacking a couple of internationals. We’ve got to win every game to get in the top four, and we’ve got to be on our very best to stand a chance of getting the victory."
 

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