Thanks to present French coach Philippe St.Andre, there are massive links between the two clubs. Sebastien Bruno, Dean Schofield, Juan-Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Andrew Sheridan have all travelled towards the Mediterranean sun to play at la Stade Felix Mayol. Sharks' prop Eifion'The Fridge' Lewis-Roberts spent a successful year there last season, helping Toulon reach two finals before returning to his roots.
Apart from the ex-Sharks contingent, there's a vast array of celebrated domestic and international club players now playing at Toulon, including the three Armitage brothers, 'Bakkies' Botha, Matt Giteau, Carl Hayman, Gareth Jenkins, Nick Kennedy, Frederic Michalak, Alexis Palisson and Simon Shaw.
The Sharks will be looking to build on the exciting home win against Cardiff Blues and strong performance in Montpellier.
Come and see how Toulon fare against the mighty Sharks by the banks of the Ship Canal, on Saturday 8th December, kick off at 3.40pm.
Purchase tickets through the ticket office by calling 08444 994 994 or buy online through the Sale Sharks match ticket page.