European Rugby Challenge Cup
Venue: A J Bell Stadium Date: Saturday, 15 December Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Coverage: BBC local radio and the BBC Sport website

Sale Sharks will have flanker Tom Curry back from harm as they face Bordeaux from the European Challenge Cup on Saturday.

Curry picked up a foot injury at England’s 12-11 win against South Africa at Twickenham in November.

Leasing won the reverse osmosis at France last Saturday, together with Chris Ashton scoring two within their success that was 50-24.

Steve Diamond’s side have picked up three wins in and Pool Three the group going in to the game.

Sale Sharks: Ashton; Solomona, S James, L James, McGuigan; Frazee du Preez, de Klerk; Bristow, Langdon, Tarus, Beaumont, Phillips,. J L du Preez, B Curry, Strauss (capt).

Replacements: Webber, Harrison, John, Evans, T Curry, Cliff, Docherty, Reed.

Bordeaux: Buros; Plazy, Desaubies, Lebraud, Cros; Meret, Serin (capt); Paiva, Dufour, Tabidze, Douglas, Jones, Braid, Woki, Houston.

Replacements: Pelissie, Poirot, Afatia, Marais, Gorgadze, Lesgourgues, Connor, Domvo.

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