Sam Tuitupou will captain the side against the Chiefs

Sale Sharks welcome back Dwayne Peel and Joaquin Tuculet for tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership Round 9 game against Exeter Chiefs at Edgeley Park, kick off 7.45 p.m.

Also included in the matchday squad is former Auckland Blues flanker Onosa’i Auva’a,  who is set for his Sharks’ debut if he comes off the bench.

Sharks’ Executive Director of Sport Steve Diamond said, “In terms of our development, this match is the most pivotal game of the season. Exeter are a good side.  They are very workmanlike, keep the ball well and they wait for you to make a mistake. If we can achieve parity at our lineout and scrum, we can get some joy out of the game.”

Starting XV:
15.Rob Miller
14.Mark Cueto
13.Johnny Leota
12.Sam Tuitupou (C)
11. Joaquin Tuculet
10.Nick Macleod
9.Dwayne Peel
1.Alasdair Dickinson
2.Marc Jones
3.Henry Thomas
4.Fraser McKenzie
5.Kearnan Myall
6.James Gaskell
7.David Seymour
8.Andy Powell

16.Tommy Taylor
17.Vadim Cobilas
18.Tony Buckley
19.Richie Vernon
20.Onosa’i Auva’a
21.Cillian Willis
22.Tasesa Lavea
23.Luther Burrell