Aviva Premiership rugby match preview: Sale v London Wasps

Last updated: 4th May 2013  

Hugo Southwell Wasps skipper 2013

Hugo Southwell comes back in to captain Wasps in Salford

Will Addison Sale Sharks Edgeley Park Sevens Jul 2012

Will Addison returns to the Sale Sharks starting line-up

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Sale Sharks have named six changes in their starting XV to face London Wasps in Saturday's Aviva Premiership clash.

Sharks coach Steve Diamond brings in Will Addison on the wing with Tom Brady switching to the left while Nick Macleod gets the nod ahead of Danny Cipriani at fly-half.

In the front row Alasdair Dickinson is preferred at prop while Marc Jones replaces Tommy Taylor at hooker for the final game of the season.

After losing out 47-7 last time out Sale opt for Dan Braid and Andrei Ostrikov ahead of Tom Holmes and Richie Vernon in the pack.

Meanwhile, Wasps have made six changes to their starting XV with Hugo Southwell returning to captain the side.

Southwell will start at full-back meaning Elliot Daly switches to outside centre leaving no place for Andrea Masi in the match-day squad.

Tommy Bell has been given the nod at fly-half by coach Dai Young as Wasps look to a run of seven successive defeats.

In the front row Simon McIntyre and Tom Lindsay are preferred while Joe Launchbury and James Haskell make way for Sam Jones and Marco Wentzel in the pack.

Sale: 15 Mark Cueto, 14 Will Addison, 13 Johnny Leota, 12 Sam Tuitupou, 11 Tom Brady, 10 Nick Macleod, 9 Dwayne Peel, 8 James Gaskell 7 David Seymour (capt), 6 Dan Braid, 5 Andrei Ostrikov, 4 Kearnan Myall, 3 Henry Thomas, 2 Marc Jones, 1 Alasdair Dickinson.
Replacements: 16 Tommy Taylor, 17 Ross Harrison, 18 Tony Buckley, 19 Tom Holmes, 20 Andy Powell, 21 Nathan Fowles, 22 Sam James, 23 Charlie Amesbury

London Wasps: 15 Hugo Southwell (capt), 14 Tom Varndell, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Chris Bell, 11 Christian Wade, 10 Tommy Bell, 9 Joe Simpson, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Sam Jones, 6 Ashley Johnson, 5 Marco Wentzel, 4 Tom Palmer, 3 Phil Swainston, 2 Tom Lindsay, 1 Simon McIntyre.
Replacements: 16 T Rhys Thomas, 17 Zak Taulafo, 18 Lorenzo Romano, 19 James Cannon, 20 Jonathan Poff, 21 Charlie Davies, 22 Charlie Hayter, 23 Jack Wallace.

What they said...

Sale Sharks Director of Rugby Steve Diamond

"With a big performance on Saturday we can thank our loyal fans for their incredible support this season.

"Not only have they helped us make the Salford City Stadium a real home venue, they have been with us on the road too."

London Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young

"We're disappointed with how the season has tailed off for us so there's plenty of motivation to go and finish with a good performance and a win."

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