Leeds have never beaten Sale in their 16 encounters in all competitions, gaining just one draw in that time: 29-all at Headingley in the Premiership on 20 September 2002.
Leeds Carnegie have won two of their last three matches in all competitions. Leeds beat Wasps 15-9 in their last outing in the Guinness Premiership and are going for a second successive victory in the competition for the first time since season 2005/06.
Sale Sharks’ last six games in all competitions have all been won by the home side on the day, whilst the Sharks have won just once on the road in almost twelve months: 37-20 at Worcester in the Guinness Premiership on 31 January.
Referee: Chris White (166th Premiership game)