Preview: London Welsh vs. Sale Sharks

Sale Sharks' Danny Cipriani is tackled by London Irish's Scott Lawson
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Sports Mole looks ahead to Sunday's Aviva Premiership meeting between struggling London Welsh and bottom-placed Sale Sharks at the Kassam Stadium.

Two of the Aviva Premiership's struggling sides meet at the Kassam Stadium on Sunday as London Welsh host bottom-placed Sale Sharks.

Welsh come into the match on a run of four consecutive defeats that has seen them slip to within six points of the drop zone.

Sale, who are still five points off safety, have enjoyed a recent resurgence in the league with two wins from their last three matches.

Gavin Henson, Alex Davies and Paulica Ion all return for the hosts, while Argentina international Julio Cabello makes his debut.

Dwayne Peel misses out for Sale through injury, but Will Cliff, Cameron Shepherd and Richie Gray all come into the team.

Recent form:

London Welsh: LWLLLL

Sale: LLLWWW

Lineups:

London Welsh: Arscott; MacKenzie, Tiesi, Parker, Scott; Henson, Davies; Montanella, Briggs, Ion; Mills, Corker; Balding, Cabello, Jackson
Replacements: Bateman, Bristow, Tideswell, Kulemin, Hills, Keats, Ross, Jewell

Sale: Shepherd; Amesbury, Leota, Tuitupou, Cueto; Cipriani, Cliff; Dickinson, Jones, Thomas; Gray, Holmes; Braid, Seymour, Gaskell
Replacements: Taylor, Harrison, Roberts, Powell, Vernon, Willis, Macleod, Addison

Sports Mole says: Sale to earn a vital victory

Dylan Hartley
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