Preview: Harlequins vs. Sale Sharks

Harlequins Sam Smith runs on to score a try against Zebre on December 15, 2012
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Sports Mole previews Sunday's LV= Cup final between Harlequins and Sale Sharks at Sixways Stadium.

Harlequins can keep their hopes of the treble alive on Sunday when they take on Sale Sharks in the LV= Cup final at Sixways Stadium.

Quins earned a 31-23 win over Bath in the semi-finals last weekend, while the Sharks saw off Saracens 21-15 in their last-four tie.

Conor O'Shea's side have already beaten strugglers Sale twice in the Aviva Premiership this season.

Harlequins have named an unchanged lineup from the one that defeated Bath in the last round.

Meanwhile, Tony Buckley, Al Dickinson and Will Addison have all been given starts for Sale with Mark Cueto among the replacements.

Recent form

Quins: WLWWLW

Sale: WWWLLW

Lineups

Quins: Chisholm, Williams, Lowe, Casson, Smith, Botica, Dickson, Guest, Wallace, Fa'asavalu, Matthews, Twomey, Collier, Buchanan, Lambert
Replacements: Ward, Marfo, Johnston, Browne, Trayfoot, Burns, Clegg, Walker

Sale: Macleod, Brady, Addison, Leota, Ingall, Cipriani, Fowles, Powell, Seymour, Gaskell, Holmes, McKenzie, Buckley, Jones, Dickinson
Replacements: Taylor, Harrison, Thomas, Ostrikov, Braid, Peel, Tuitipou, Cueto

Sports Mole says: Quins to lift the trophy

Mark Cueto
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