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

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THE FACTS

When is Sale Sharks vs Saracens taking place? Wednesday 9th September, 2020 – 18:00 (UK)

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

What is the expected weather for Sale Sharks vs Saracens? 15c cloudy

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

What television channel is Sale Sharks vs Saracens 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 Saracens? If televised on BT Sport, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

TEAM NEWS

Sale: 15 Simon Hammersley, 14 Tom Roebuck, 13 Sam James, 12 Sam Hill, 11 Arron Reed, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Will Cliff, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Ben Curry (c), 6 Cameron Neild, 5 James Phillips, 4 Matt Postlethwaite, 3 Will-Griff John, 2 Curtis Langdon, 1 Valerey Morozov

Replacements: 16 Ewan Ashman, 17 Bevan Rodd, 18 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Tom Curtis, 23 Connor Doherty

Saracens: 15 Elliott Obatoyinbo, 14 Dom Morris, 13 Duncan Taylor, 12 Juan Pablo Socino, 11 Rotimi Segun, 10 Manu Vunipola, 9 Tom Whiteley, 8 Andy Christie, 7 Sean Reffell, 6 Calum Clark, 5 Callum Hunter-Hill, 4 Joel Kpoku, 3 Alec Clarey, 2 Tom Woolstencroft, 1 Sam Crean

Replacements: 16 Kapeli Pifeleti, 17 Robin Hislop, 18 Josh Ibuanokpe, 19 Cameron Boon, 20 Janco Venter, 21 Alex Day, 22 Will Hooley, 23 Harry Sloan

THE PREDICTION

Sale Sharks are finding form at just the right time as they have won their last games and have put themselves in a strong position for a top four place. They do however make wholesale changes for this game as Steve Diamond makes 11 changes to his side but they still have some quality options to bring into the side like recent signing Cobus Wiese. They welcome Saracens to the AJ Bell and the visitors too make plenty of changes. They will line-up with no less than 10 academy products and while there is some top-class talent like Manu Vunipola in the team, they are missing some key men like Owen Farrell. This will be a tough assignment for them here and Sake Sharks should pull away late in the game to pick up another vital win.

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