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Sharks Name Side To Take On Northampton

Sharks Name Side To Take On Northampton

Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens tomorrow afternoon (kick off 2pm).

Danny Cipriani is recalled to the starting XV, along with Ross Harrison, Tommy Taylor and Vadim Cobilas. Cameron Neild also starts, with Magnus Lund coming onto the bench. Tom Arscott is set to make his 100th Premiership appearance.

Sale Sharks: 15. Mike Haley, 14. Tom Arscott, 13. Sam James, 12. Sam Tuitupou, 11. Will Addison, 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, 8. TJ Ioane

Replacements: 16. Neil Briggs, 17. Eifion Lewis Roberts, 18. Brian Mujati, 19. Jonathan Mills, 20. Magnus Lund, 21. Chris Cusiter, 22. Joe Ford, 23. Mark Jennings

The Sharks haven't won at the Saints in ten years, but Diamond says his side are ready for the test: "We've got to pick up a few wins away from home to get in the Top Four, but it's difficult to do that at Northampton. We've got to go there with that ambition, and play.

"Northampton are still Top Four side, but they've struggled a bit with international call-ups. We've had a good period through it, and we've got to try and eek something out of the game if we have any ambition of finishing in the Top Four."

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