Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Newcastle Falcons in the Kings of the North on Sunday afternoon at Kingston Park (kick off 3pm).
Team: Tom Arscott, John O'Donnell, Sam James, Nick Macleod, Nev Edwards, Joe Ford, Chris Cusiter, Ross Harrison, Tommy Taylor, Vadim Cobilas, Andrei Ostrikov, George Nott, Cameron Neild, Daniel Braid (capt.), Josh Beaumont
Bench: Neil Briggs, James Flynn, Ciaran Parker, Bryn Evans, Mark Easter, David Seymour, Viliami Fihaki, Peter Stringer, Mark Jennings, Tim Jeffers
Steve Diamond has said: "We are looking forward to this competition starting on Sunday. We've trained well throughout the pre-season period.
"We will give a chance to all the squad members over the next four games in this tournament to stake their claim ahead of the season opener in the Aviva Premiership against Saracens in October."
We will be covering the game on Twitter, Facebook & a full match report will appear on the website after the final whistle.