Gallagher Premiership
Venue: A J Bell Stadium Date: Friday, 8 March Kick off: 20:00 GMT
Coverage: Live score updates on BBC local radio and Also on the BBC Sport website

Whilst the Sharks create 2 changes for the trip of Leicester, sale number eight Josh Beaumont yields to the pack.

Arron Reed deputises on the left wing.

Tigers scrum half Harry Simmons makes his first appearance of the season.

While England Joe Heyes starts at prop, leonardo Sarto is named on the wing in an lineup.

Sale are with both clubs off seven points fourth-placed Gloucester won, before Leicester in the dining table games and in the Premiership.

Leicester head coach told BBC Radio Leicester:

“We’ve got a few bumps and bruises from the squad rather than many players coming. These weeks in the Six Nations are unusual as nicely with tons of guys away.

“We are right down at the bare bones right now. It’s tough going and training was limited to what we can do with the amounts we have.

“It has been a really tough block of fittings for us, that has undoubtedly stretched us.

“We’ve certainly been unfortunate with the attraction of this fixture turnarounds within this moment, but people do not desire to hear explanations. It’s difficult and it’s tough, but that’s life.”

Sale: L James; Solomona, O’Connor, Van Rensburg, Reed; S James, De Klerk; Morozov, Webber, John, Evans, Phillips, Ross (capt), Curry, Beaumont.

Replacements: Langdon, Bristow, Jones, Postlethwaite, Neild, Warr, Redpath, Odogwu.

Leicester: Holmes; Sarto, Worth, Eastmond, Aspland-Robinson; Ford, Simmons; Gigena, Youngs (capt), Heyes, Spencer, Kitchener, , Thompson, Kalamafoni.

Replacements: Kerr, Ma’afu, Feao, Wells, Evans, Le, Hardwick, Olowofela.

Referee: Matthew Carley.

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