BRAAM van Straaten will make his Zurich Premiership debut for Sale Sharks at Newcastle on Sunday.
He has recovered from injury and will play at fly-half with Jos Baxendell switching to centre in place of Dan Harris, who is seeing a specialist about a shoulder injury.
The only other change from the side that drew with Northampton is at scrum-half where Bryan Redpath starts.
Jason White, the Scottish international, will be on the bench.
TEAM: Vaughan Going; Mark Cueto, Graeme Bond, Jos Baxendell, Steve Hanley; Braam van Straaten, Bryan Redpath; Andrew Sheridan, Andy Titterrell, Barry Stewart, Dean Schofield, Chris Jones, Alex Sanderson capt, Phil Davies, Stuart Pinkerton. Replacements: Matt Cairns, Kevin Yates, Stuart Turner, Iain Fullarton, Jason White, James Hoyle, Richard Wigglesworth.