2019-20 Premiership Rugby – Sale Sharks vs Bristol Bears Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Sale Sharks vs Bristol Bears taking place? Saturday 29th August, 2020 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Sale Sharks vs Bristol Bears taking place? AJ Bell Stadium, Eccles

What is the expected weather for Sale Sharks vs Bristol Bears? 15c, mostly cloudy

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

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

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

TEAM NEWS

Sale Sharks: L. James; Solomona, S James, Tuilagi, Yarde; MacGinty, De Klerk; Harrison, Van der Merwe, Oosthuizen, J-L. du Preez, De Jager, T. Curry, B. Curry, D. du Preez

Replacements: Langdon, Morozov, John, Postlethwaite, Ross, Cliff, Janse van Rensburg, Reed

Bristol Bears: Malins; Leiua, O'Conor, S Piutau, Bates; Eden, Uren; Woolmore, Capon, Thomas, Holmes, Joyce, Dun, Heenan, Earl

Replacements: Kloska, McCabe, Assiratti, Hawkins, Eadie, Randall, Lloyd, Powell

THE PREDICTION

Bristol Bears’ superb winning streak in the Premiership was brought to an end as they were edged by Exeter Chiefs last week and they will be eager to make an immediate return to winning ways as they take on Sale Sharks. It will not be an easy task for them after the Sharks earned their first win since the restart with a win over Wasps last week and they will be confident after that success. There is little to split the two teams with just two competition points separating the two in the table but Sale will fancy their chances on home soil and they should come out on top of a game that produces no more than 46 points.

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