Cipriani back in Sale Sharks team to face Newcastle Falcons after illness

Messenger Newspapers: Cipriani back in Sale Sharks team to face Newcastle Falcons after illness Cipriani back in Sale Sharks team to face Newcastle Falcons after illness

SALE Sharks Director of Rugby Steve Diamond has named his side for the game against Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park, tomorrow evening, Friday.

Danny Cipriani has recovered from the flu that kept him out of the game at Leicester on Saturday and starts at fly half.

Also back is Jonny Leota who teams up again with Sammy Tuitupou in the centres.

Sammy was cited in the game last weekend but the Disciplinary Committee gave him clearance to play.

Newcastle Falcons have slipped to five straight defeats in Aviva Premiership Rugby, but have broken their try drought, scoring two during last Friday’s narrow defeat to London Wasps.

The Falcons most recent victory in the tournament was 13-11 at home to London Irish on October 27.

Sale Sharks last four Premiership games have all been won by the home side on the day, while the Sharks only away victory in the Premiership since February was 22-16 at Gloucester in round 1.

Newcastle have lost just one of their last five encounters with Sale in all tournaments: 19-27 at Edgeley Park in the Premiership on Boxing Day 2011, while The Sharks only win in 20 previous visits to Kingston Park in all tournaments was 14-9 in the Premiership on September 7, 2008.

Sale Sharks Team: 1 – Ross Harrison, 2 – Thomas Taylor, 3 – Vadim Cobilas, 4 – Jonathan Mills, 5 – Michael Paterson, 6 – Dan Braid (Captain), 7 – David Seymour, 8 – James Gaskell, 9 – Dwayne Peel, 10 – Danny Cipriani, 11 – Mark Cueto, 12 – Sammy Tuitupou, 13 – Jonny Leota, 14 – Thomas Brady, 15 – Robert Miller, 16 – Marc Jones, 17 – Eifion Lewis-Roberts, 18 – Henry Thomas, 19 – Andrei Ostrikov, 20 – Viliami Fihaki, 21 – Will Cliff, 22 – Nick Macleod 23, – Phil Mackenzie.

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