Sale Sharks players are ready and fully motivated ahead of their Round 22 game tomorrow against Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership.
Exeter Chiefs need to win to keep their top four hopes alive and Sale need a bonus point win and Wasps to lose at London Irish to snatch sixth place in the Premiership.
Steve Diamond has named an unchanged starting lineup with Nathan Hines & Mark Cueto making their final appearances before retiring. There is one change to the bench, with Mark Easter coming in.
Ahead of the game Steve Diamond said, ""We've got a lot to play for. We're in an unlikely position where if we win the game, and get a bonus point, against one of the top performing teams, we could, if results go our way, get into sixth spot!
"Since Christmas we've lost two or three crucial games - whether that is the quality of the squad, or the opposition playing better than us on the day is debatable. We will be disappointed if we don't make into the Champions Cup."
Skipper Dan Braid said: "The mood is good in the camp after a good win last weekend and a really good send off for the boys, we know what we are going down for. If we don't turn up down there, with the way that Exeter are playing and what they are playing for, it could be a tough game so we know how important it is to front up.
"We want to try and harness the emotion of the lads last game and the possibility of European Rugby and use it as adrenaline to help us push on. We need to be focussed and be clear on what are individual roles are and what we need to do".
Team: 15. Tom Arscott, 14. Tom Brady, 13. Johnny Leota, 12. Sam Tuitupou, 11. Mark Cueto, 10. Danny Cipriani, 9. Chris Cusiter, 1. Eifion Lewis Roberts, 2. Tommy Taylor, 3. Vadim Cobilas, 4. Jonathan Mills, 5. Nathan Hines, 6. Dan Braid (capt.), 7. David Seymour, 8. Josh Beaumont
Replacements: 16. Marc Jones, 17. Ross Harrison, 18. Ciaran Parker, 19. Michael Paterson 20. Mark Easter, 21. Will Cliff, 22. Joe Ford, 23. Mike Haley
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Over the next few days we will be previewing the huge head-to-head battles in this Saturday's Aviva Premiership game against Exeter Chiefs. First up we are going to look at the battle at scrum half between Chris Cusiter and Will Chudley.
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