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Sale name team to face Bordeaux

Sale name team to face Bordeaux

Sale Sharks shuffle their resources as they make four personnel changes for their European Challenge Cup fixture against Union Bordeaux-Begles at the Stade Chaban-Delmas on Saturday (kick off 7.00pm local time, 6.00pm GMT).

Just six players keep their starting spot from last Sundays Gallagher Premiership fixture vs Bath.

Josh Strauss captains the team from Number 8, he takes the place of Jean Luc Du Preez who moves to 6 for this European clash. Paolo Odogwu starts with Chris Ashton and Denny Solomona in the back three as Sam James join’s his brother Luke in the midfield.

James O’Connor, Rob Webber, WillGriff John and Jono Ross are rested.

Team: 15.Chris Ashton; 14.Denny Solomona, 13.Sam James, 12.Luke James, 11.Paolo Odogwu; 10.Kieran Wilkinson, 9.Will Cliff; 1.Tom Bristow, 2.Curtis Langdon, 3.Joe Jones, 4.Bryn Evans, 5.Andrei Ostrikov, 6.Jean-Luc du Preez, 7.Ben Curry, 8.Josh Strauss (capt.)

Replacements 16.Nic Dolly, 17.Ross Harrison, 18.Alexandru Tarus, 19.James Phillips, 20.Josh Beaumont, 21.Faf de Klerk, 22.Rob du Preez, 23.Connor Doherty

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