Sharks Circling ahead of Premiership Opener

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Ben Cohen will make his first start in a Sale Sharks uniform Friday night as the home side entertain Exeter Chiefs ahead of next week’s mouth watering Guinness Premiership opener against Leicester.

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Cohen, a close season capture from Brive, lines up outside Andy Tuilagi in a strong Sale team, Sales’ British Lion Andrew Sheridan also starting the game.

Sale’s Director of Rugby, Kingsley Jones, appreciates the importance of this game in the Sharks pre-season preparation stating:

“We have been scoring tries in games but we have also been giving away too many kickable penalties. Our game management at Exeter was poor and I am looking for improvement this weekend.”

Team: Nick Macleod, Mark Cueto, Chris Bell, Andy Tuilagi, Ben Cohen, Charlie Hodgson, Richard Wigglesworth, Andrew Sheridan, Mahonri Schwalger, Eifion Roberts, Chris Jones, Dean Schofield, James Gaskell, Luke Abraham, Sisaro Kayamaibole

Replacements: Marika Vakacegu, Oriol Ripol, Jonny Kennedy, Will Cliff, Gavin Kerr, Marc Jones, Jack Forster,David Tait, Neil Briggs, David Seymour, Carl Fearns