October 14, 2021 1:27 PM
Adam Evans

Sale Sharks vs Harlequins Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Sale Sharks vs Harlequins taking place? Sale Sharks vs Harlequins will take place on Friday 15th October, 2021 at 19:45 (UK)

Where is Sale Sharks vs Harlequins taking place? Sale Sharks vs Harlequins will take place at AJ Bell Stadium in Eccles

Where can I get tickets for Sale Sharks vs Harlequins? Ticket information for Sale Sharks vs Harlequins can be found on each side’s official website

What TV channel is Sale Sharks vs Harlequins on in the UK? Sale Sharks vs Harlequins will be televised live on BT Sport

Where can I stream Sale Sharks vs Harlequins in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream Sale Sharks vs Harlequins live on the BT Sport Player & app

THE TEAM NEWS

Sale Sharks: 15 Simon Hammersley, 14 Denny Solomona, 13 Sam James, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Byron McGuigan, 10 Kieran Wilkinson, 9 Raffi Quirke, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Jono Ross (c), 5 Jean-Luc du Preez, 4 Cobus Wiese, 3 Nick Schonert, 2 Curtis Langdon, 1 Bevan Rodd

Replacements: 16 Tommy Taylor, 17 Ross Harrison, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 JP du Preez, 20 Cameron Nield, 21 Gus Warr, 22 Tom Curtis, 23 Luke James

Harlequins: 15 Tyrone Green, 14 Joe Marchant, 13 Luke Northmore, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Cadan Murley, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Danny Care, 8 Alex Dombrandt (c), 7 Jack Kenningham, 6 James Chisholm, 5 Dino Lamb, 4 Matt Symons, 3 Simon Kerrod, 2 Jack Walker, 1 Joe Marler

Replacements: 16 Sam Riley, 17 Fin Baxter, 18 Will Collier, 19 Hugh Tizard, 20 Tom Lawday, 21 Scott Steele, 22 Huw Jones, 23 Louis Lynagh

THE PREDICTION

This looks a tight challenge for reigning champions Harlequins to maintain their 100% winning start to the new season, with their last win at the AJ Bell stadium coming back in 2015. They thumped struggling Bristol Bears 52-24 last Friday in a huge statement to the rest of the Premiership, making it three wins from three so far. Sale Sharks could still be reeling from a tight 33-32 defeat at Gloucester last Saturday although fighting back from 20-10 down at half time could leave some positives to take away. The hosts have not won since the opening round in another match separated by just the one point and that makes taking Quins to edge things here as an outright win look a sensible move..

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