Sale Sharks have named their team to play Gloucester at Kingsholm tomorrow (3.00 p.m.) in the final round of this season’s Aviva Premiership. The starting fifteen shows six changes from the side that took the field against Exeter Chiefs on Good Friday.
Sharks: 15.Nick Macleod, 14. Iain Thornley, 13. Chris Bell, 12. Kyle Tonetti, 11. Will Addison, 10. Charlie Hodgson (capt.), 9. Dwayne Peel, 1. Eifion Roberts, 2. Neil Briggs, 3. Simon McIntyre, 4. Nic Rouse, 5. Chris Jones, 6. James Gaskell, 7. Carl Fearns, 8. Sisaro Koyamaibole.
Replacements 16. Marc Jones, 17.Lee Imiolek, 18. Ben Roberts, 19. Henry Thomas, 20.Sean Cox, 21. Neil McMillan, 22. Chris Leck, 23. Rob Miller.
Looking ahead to the game, the Sharks’ Executive Director of Sport Steve Diamond said, “A number of the guys stepping out at Gloucester are leaving, but I’m looking for a professional display. For anyone going down to Kingsholm on a warm Spring day – as it looks like it’s going to be – if you play a competitive game, you get the respect and applause of what will be a sell-out crowd. If you go down with your tail between your legs, you will get a good hiding and no respect and that will bear on the mind of the players that are leaving.”