In twenty previous matches between the two clubs in all competitions Leeds have won just once: 19-10 at Edgeley Park in the Premiership on 19 February 2010.
Sale Sharks have lost their last six matches in all competitions since their 50-5 victory against El Salvador in Valladolid on 22 January. Sale’s only victory in their last five games of Aviva Premiership Rugby at Edgeley Park was 28-22 over Saracens on 2 January.
Leeds Carnegie’s solo win in their last seven encounters in all competitions was 27-19 at home to London Irish on 6 March.
Referee: Wayne Barnes (90th Premiership game)