MX23RW : Tuesday, September 18 18:08:05
Nov 2, 2012 at 8pm UK at ​Salford City Stadium
Sale Sharks
21-9
London Irish

Preview: Sale Sharks vs. London Irish

Sports Mole looks ahead to Friday's Aviva Premiership encounter between Sale Sharks and London Irish at the Salford City Stadium.

Sale Sharks play their first match since reshuffling their coaching department when they host London Irish at the Salford City Stadium on Friday.

The Aviva Premiership's bottom-placed team removed Bryan Redpath as director of rugby earlier this week - only to then appoint him as head coach.

Meanwhile, Steve Diamond will be taking charge of the team for the remainder of the season in a bid to turn around their bad fortune.

Regardless of who's calling the shots, the Sharks are still in desperate need of points and have failed to notch up a win from their first seven league games of the season.

Their opponents on Friday have been enjoying victories in Europe, but domestic success has been less easy to come by and five defeats from their first seven matches has left them one place above Sale.

Mark Cueto and Danny Cipriani will start for the hosts, while Marland Yarde, Sailosi Tagicakibau and Darren Allinson all feature for the visitors.

Recent form:

Sale: LLLWLL

London Irish: WLWWWL

Lineups:

Sale: Macleod, Cueto, Leota, Tuitupou, Shepherd, Cipriani, Willis, Harrison, Taylor, Buckley, Gray, McKenzie, Vernon, Seymour, Powell
Replacements: Ward, Lewis-Roberts, Cobilas, Myall, Easter, Peel, Miller, Brady

London Irish: Watson, Ojo, Armitage, Tagicakibau, Yarde, Humphreys, Allinson, Lahiff, Lawson, Aulika, Evans, Garvey, Danaher, Gibson, Hala'ufia
Replacements: Blaney, Griffiths, Halavatau, Skivington, Treviranus, Shingler, Geraghty, Moates

Sports Mole says: A rejuvenated Sale to taste victory.

Share this article now:
Bryan Redpath
Read Next:
Redpath 'removed from Sale role'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account