Mar 2, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Welford Road
Leicester Tigers
Sale Sharks
Slater (2), try, Smith (2), Tait

Preview: Leicester Tigers vs. Sale Sharks

Preview: Leicester vs. Sale
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Sports Mole previews Saturday's Aviva Premiership clash between Leicester and Sale at Welford Road.

Leicester Tigers have the chance to put an end to their recent losing run when they host Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday.

Richard Cockerill's side, who will start the weekend in third place in the table, have been beaten in their last two league matches.

However, they will be expected to claim the points against Sale, despite two wins in three games for the league's bottom-placed team.

Leicester are without six players on England duty, but Thomas Waldrom has been released by Stuart Lancaster and will start at Welford Road. Mathew Tait and Niall Morris also return to the side.

Scrum-half Will Cliff is absent for the visitors through injury, while Danny Cipriani starts on the bench.

Recent form

Leicester: WWLWLL



Leicester: Tait, Morris, Smith, Bowden, Thompstone, Ford, Harrison, Waldrom, Salvi, Croft, Kitchener, Slater, Mulipola, Hawkins, Ayerza
Replacements: Chuter, Brookes, Balmain, Deacon, Crane, Young, Cornwell, Hamilton

Sale: Shepherd, Brady, Leota, Tuitupou, Addison, Macleod, Willis, Vernon, Seymour, Braid, McKenzie, Gaskell, Thomas, Jones, Harrison
Replacements: Taylor, Dickinson, Buckley, Gray, Powell, Fowles, Cipriani, Davies

Sports Mole says: Leicester to get the win

Leicester Tigers head coach Richard Cockerill during the match against Benetton Treviso on December 9, 2012
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