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Sale Sharks Team News to play Northampton Saints

Sale Sharks Team News to play Northampton Saints

Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Northampton Saints on Friday night at Franklin’s Gardens (kick off 7.45pm) live on BT Sport.

Steve Diamond has opted to make one change from the starting XV which lost to Saracens last weekend, with Mike Phillips taking the place of James Mitchell who moves to the bench. Josh Beaumont returns to the match day 23, and takes his place on the bench, and Kieran Longbottom features in the squad for the first time since 1st October.

Sale Sharks: 15. Mike Haley, 14. Denny Solomona, 13. Sam James, 12. Johnny Leota, 11. Josh Charnley, 10. AJ MacGinty, 9. Mike Phillips, 1. Ross Harrison, 2. Rob Webber, 3. Halani Aulika, 4. Bryn Evans, 5. Andrei Ostrikov, 6. Cameron Neild, 7. Magnus Lund (c), 8. TJ Ioane

Replacements: 16. Neil Briggs, 17. James Flynn, 18. Kieran Longbottom, 19. Josh Beaumont, 20. Jonathan Mills, 21. David Seymour 22. James Mitchell, 23. Tom Arscott

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Diamond said: “We’ve trained hard at Carrington with a good attitude, and we’re looking forward to the game against Northampton. You’ve got two teams coming together with no form on Friday night, so whoever turns up and plays well will win the game.”

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