Sale Sharks have named their side as they prepare to face Exeter Chiefs in the 2020-21 Premiership semi-finals on Saturday. The Sharks head to Sandy Park for the second consecutive week and will make their first playoff appearance in 15 years against the reigning Premiership champions. (Saturday 19th June – Kick-off 4:30pm – Live on BT Sport)
Sale Director of Rugby Alex Sanderson has made a total of seven changes to his matchday 23 following defeat to Exeter last weekend.
Ben Curry, Robert du Preez and Curtis Langdon all return to the starting line-up for the semi-finals.
Ross Harrison, Curtis Langdon and Coenie Oosthuizen all line up in the front row while Cobus Wiese and Jean-Luc du Preez provide ample power in the second row. Tom Curry shifts over to the #6 jersey while Cameron Neild misses out through injury. Ben Curry starts in the #7 jumper with Daniel du Preez completing the pack.
Robert du Preez links up with compatriot Faf de Klerk at half-back in the absence of the injured AJ MacGinty. Manu Tuilagi starts alongside Sam James in the midfield with Arron Reed, Byron McGuigan and Simon Hammersley starting in the back three.
Valery Morozov takes a place on the bench as a front-row replacement alongside Ewan Ashman and Will-Griff John. James Phillips and club captain Jono Ross provide further cover in the forwards.
Raffi Quirke, Kieran Wilkinson and Rohan Janse van Rensburg round out the side.