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Preview: Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks

Preview: Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks

Newcastle and Sale shared the spoils last season in the Guinness Premiership with each side winning away from home when they met, Sale breaking their long time duck in achieving a first ever victory in 18 years of visiting Kingston Park.

Newcastle Falcons tied 9-all with Leeds on Sunday. No team has ever begun a Premiership season with a pair of drawn games. The Falcons only win in their last seven outings was 14-10 over Leicester at Kingston Park on 27 March.

Sale Sharks, who defeated Leicester 15-12 on Friday, have won their last three Guinness Premiership matches but all those games were played at Edgeley Park. Away from home the Sharks have won just one in nine in all competitions.

Referee: Martin Fox (49th Premiership game)

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