2020-21 Premiership Rugby – Sale Sharks vs Harlequins Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Sale Sharks vs Harlequins taking place? Friday 4th June, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

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

Where can I get tickets for Sale Sharks vs Harlequins? Check official club websites for information about purchasing tickets

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

THE TEAM NEWS

Sale Sharks: 15 Simon Hammersley, 14 Byron McGuigan, 13 Sam James, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Marland Yarde, 10 AJ MacGinty, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Ben Curry, 6 Cameron Neild, 5 Jean-Luc du Preez, 4 Josh Beaumont (c), 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Ross Harrison

Replacements: 16 Curtis Langdon, 17 Bevan Rodd, 18 Will-Griff John, 19 Jean-Pierre du Preez, 20 Jono Ross, 21 Will Cliff, 22 Robert du Preez, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg

Harlequins: 15 Tyrone Green, 14 Aaron Morris, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Oscar Beard, 10 James Lang, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Tom Lawday, 7 Luke Wallace, 6 Archie White, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Dino Lamb, 3 Will Collier, 2 Joe Gray, 1 Santiago Garcia Botta

Replacements: 16 Elia Elia, 17 Fin Baxter, 18 Simon Kerrod, 19 Tevita Cavubati, 20 Hugh Tizard, 21 Scott Steele, 22 Will Edwards, 23 Louis Lynagh

THE PREDICTION

Sale Sharks made the play-offs with two games to spare after extending their winning streak to five with a 22-12 win at home to league leaders Bristol last Friday. That takes some of the onus off this crunch match between third and fourth as Harlequins also secured their play-off spot with a hefty 44-33 victory at home to Bath and so this match seems more about momentum and home advantage than anything else, both favouring the hosts Sale. Quins have been involved in some huge scores recently but lost their last match on the road at Leicester Tigers and Sale’s momentum looks a little too imposing in front of limited fans here. Take the hosts to cover -5 at home or for Sale to win and the match to go over 40 points.

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