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Sale Sharks will be looking to bounce back with a win at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday as Steve Diamonds men take on their closest rivals, Wasps.

The Sharks have won only one of their last four fixtures, that one coming in a 29-23 win over Harlequins at the AJ Bell Stadium earlier this month.

Wasps have only tasted defeat twice since the turn of the year, the first of which came against Sale on January 2ndat the AJ Bell Stadium. They have won the last five matches at the Ricoh in all tournaments.

Wasps have only defeated Sale once in the last eight fixtures between the two sides, that came in the corresponding game last season as the home side ran out 41-16 winners.

The Sharks will be looking to record their second away win in the Premiership this season, they have only won once on their travels this campaign, that win came at Welford Road on February 6th where they defeated Leicester Tigers 10-3.

Steve Diamond has made several changes to the team that lost at Northampton.

Team: Mike Haley, Tom Brady, Jonny Leota, Mark Jennings, Nev Edwards, Danny Cipriani, Peter Stringer, Ross Harrison, Neil Briggs, Brian Mujati, Jonathan Mills, Andrei Ostrikov, Magnus Lund, David Seymour (Captain), Mark Easter

Replacements: Cameron Neild, James Flynn, Ciaran Parker, TJ Ioane, Viliami Fihaki, James Mitchell, Joe Ford, Sam James

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