Sale Sharks have announced a two-game pre-season programme for 2011-12, with Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors visiting Edgeley Park in August.
The new-look Sharks assembled by Steve Diamond will take the field against the Celtic League outfits on successive Fridays:
Friday 19th August v. Edinburgh Rugby
Friday 26th August v. Glasgow Warriors
Kick Off times have to be confirmed, but are likely to be 7.45 p.m.
Sharks Executive Director of Sport Steve Diamond commented, “Both Edinburgh and Glasgow will provide good competition. It’s important, with a new squad, that we play at home.”
Both teams are seasoned European campaigners and will provide stern tests for the Sharks. Fraser McKenzie is likely to be facing his former playing colleagues when the men from Murrayfield come to Stockport on August 19th, whilst a week later, Glasgow will be looking to avenge their pre-season 23-22 defeat at Firhill last year. Tom Brady won that game with a try in the corner, and he was to score again on his Aviva Premiership debut against Newcastle Falcons a fortnight later.
Season Tickets have been selling well this week, and Season Ticket holders are reminded that they have the choice of which of these two pre-season games they attend, as part of their Season Ticket package.
Sharks have no plans to play a pre-season match away.