2019-20 Premiership Rugby – Leicester Tigers vs Sale Sharks Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Leicester Tigers vs Sale Sharks taking place? Saturday 5th September, 2020 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Leicester Tigers vs Sale Sharks taking place? Welford Road, Leicester

What is the expected weather for Leicester Tigers vs Sale Sharks? Expected weather & temperature here

Where can I get tickets for Leicester Tigers vs Sale Sharks? This match will be played behind closed doors

What television channel is Leicester Tigers vs Sale Sharks on? BT Sport have the rights to televise Gallagher Premiership matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Leicester Tigers vs Sale Sharks? If televised on BT Sport, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

TEAM NEWS

Leicester Tigers: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 David Williams, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 George Ford (c), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Luke Wallace, 6 Harry Wells, 5 Calum Green, 4 Tomás Lavanini, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Charlie Clare, 1 Ellis Genge

Replacements: 16 Jake Kerr, 17 Facundo Gigena, 18 Nephi Leatigaga, 19 Cameron Henderson, 20 Jordan Taufua, 21 Ben White, 22 Zack Henry, 23 Guy Porter

Sale Sharks: 15 Luke James, 14 Denny Solomona, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Marland Yarde, 10 AJ MacGinty, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Jono Ross (c), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Jean-Luc du Preez, 3 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Coenie Oosthuizen

Replacements: 16 Euan Ashman, 17 Valerey Morozov, 18 Will-Griff John, 19 Cameron Neild, 20 Matt Postlethwaite, 21 Will Cliff, 22 Sam James, 23 Arron Reed

THE PREDICTION

After losing their opening two games since the restart, Sale Sharks have bounced back nicely having won their last two games and their impressive 40-7 over Bristol Bears last weekend was particularly pleasing. They are cementing their top four place with these wins and they will know a third successive victory here will be huge. Leicester went down 46-30 against Gloucester last weekend and other than a narrow win over London Irish, they have struggled against decent opposition. That will likely be the case once again here and the Sharks are expected to win by 13 points or more.

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