Sale Sharks name team to face Saracens
Sale Sharks have named their squad to play Saracens at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday 16th February (kick off 7.45pm) in Round 15 of the Aviva Premiership.
Centre Mark Jennings makes his first start since the home game against Cardiff Blues in December. Mark was introduced as a 61st minute replacement at London Irish, having recovered from a foot injury.
Team: 15.Mike Haley; 14.Denny Solomona, 13.Will Addison (capt), 12. Mark Jennings, 11. Marland Yarde; 10.Sam James, 9.Faf De Klerk; 1.Ross Harrison, 2.Rob Webber, 3.WillGriff John, 4.Josh Beaumont, 5.Andrei Ostrikov, 6.Jono Ross, 7.Ben Curry, 8.Josh Strauss.
Replacements: 16.Marc Jones, 17.James Flynn, 18.Halani Aulika, 19. George Nott, 20.Cameron Neild, 21.Will Cliff, 22.Luke James, 23.Josh Charnley
Unavailable for selection due to injury are James O’Connor, Bryn Evans, AJ MacGinty, Byron McGuigan, Tom Curry, Matt Sturgess and Arron Reed.
Sharks’ Director of Rugby Steve Diamond said, “I don’t think that anyone could deny that Saracens are the model that we all aspire to emulate.
They have been fantastically successful – both on and off the field – for several seasons now and they have become the benchmark by which every other club should be measured.
Under Mark McCall’s astute leadership, Saracens have an unbelievable coaching staff and have also assembled a fantastic squad of players.
They are again going really well this season, both domestically in the Premiership, where they are now hard on the heels of Exeter, as well as in Europe where Sarries are the only English club to have qualified for the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup.
It’s always a great occasion when you play against Saracens as you are up against world-class players.”