However, they may fancy their chances against a Worcester Warriors side who have lost four of the first six matches this term.
The visitors have made nine changes to the side that /rugby-union/sale-sharks/heineken-cup/result/result-sale-run-out-of-time-against-montpellier_50937.html">lost to Montpellier in the Heineken Cup on Sunday, with prop Ross Harrison making his first start for the team.
Worcester: Claassens, Short, Clarke, Fatiaki, Lemi, Carlisle, Arr, Jones, Shervington, Currie, Schofield, Gillies, Betty, Kvesic, Taulava
Sale: Macleod, Brady, Leota, Tuitupou, Cueto, Cipriani, Willis, Harrison, Taylor, Buckley, Gray, McKenzie, Vernon, Seymour, Powell
Replacements: Ward, Lewis-Roberts, Cobilas, Myall, Gaskell, Fowles, Miller, Addison
Sports Mole says: Sale's woes to continue at Sixways.