Nov 18, 2016
Match Preview: Sale Sharks v Saracens
The Aviva Premiership returns this weekend with Saracens travelling to the AJ Bell Stadium to face Sale Sharks.
Sale have been in great home form over the last year, with Gloucester the only side managing to come away with a win. They have also started well this season, they currently sit fifth in the table having lost just one of their last four Premiership matches.
Last Time Out
Last time Saracens came up against Sale Sharks the two sides played out an entertaining 36-36 draw in the AJ Bell during the Six Nations international period. Both sides crossed for five tries each in a game where the lead changed times four times over the 80 minutes.
One to Watch
Sale signed winger Paolo Odogwu from Leicester Tigers in the summer and so far this season the 19 year old has been a big hit for the Sharks impressing with his pace and try scoring ability. His performances in Sale colours have earnt him high praise, with boss Steve Diamond comparing the youngster to former England legend Jason Robinson.
“I think we just need to go there and play the sort o away game we try to play every time we play somewhere like that we know they’re tough battle and up front has a massive impact on the game so as a set of forwards we know we need to be sharp…our work rates needs to be high physicality needs to be through the roof because they’re a tough place to go a tough place to place so for us it’s about getting those pillars in place and going up there and bringing it to life with that physicality and work rate you need to beat Sale home or away.” – Jackson Wray
Where to Watch
AJ Bell Stadium – kick off 13:00, tickets from http://www.salesharks.com/tickets
TV – BT Sport, kick off 13:00
Radio – Live commentary from the BBC Sport website and app
Twitter - @saracens