Sale roll out the big guns
Sale chief Philippe Saint-Andre is set to turn to his World Cup stars as the Sharks look to bounce back in the EDF Energy Cup.
By Tony Curtis
Last Updated: 29/10/07 4:11pm
Sale director of rugby Philippe Saint-Andre is set to turn to his World Cup stars as the Sharks look to bounce back from their EDF Energy Cup defeat to Cardiff.
The Blues took apart Sale 32-15 in the opening group game, however former French international Saint-Andre remains confident his side can still progress in the competition.
And to ensure the Sharks have the best possible chance of victory against Bath on Friday, Saint-Andre has revealed Sebastien Chabal, Mark Cueto, Andrew Sheridan, Ignacio and Juan Fernandez Lobbe will all start the match at Edgeley Park.
Saint-Andre told the club's official site: "We were blitzed in the first half hour at Cardiff on Friday and were on the back foot for too long.
"My French and England international players are now back in full training and they will all play on Friday evening against Bath.
"If Cardiff lose at Leicester this weekend our group in the EDF Energy Cup is wide open and this means we need to beat both Bath and Leicester to stand any chance of progressing to the semi-final stages."