Sale Sharks confirm that the club's LV= Cup match against Scarlets at Salford City Stadium has been changed to Saturday, 26th January, 2013 kick off 3.00pm.
The game is a repeat of last season's fixture, which was also changed to Saturday. On a perfect Edgeley Park surface which had been kept soft by hot air covers, the Sharks won a well contested game 19-14 as snow fell on the North West of England.
Later in the day, Salford City Reds played their first Stobart Super League game at their new stadium, at home to Castleford Tigers.
Premiership Academy League starts next month
Sale Sharks announce the dates for their Under-18 side in the newly-formed Academy League:
|Fri 21 Dec||2.00pm||Newcastle Falcons||Heywood Road|
|Sun 13 Jan||2.00pm||Northampton Saints||Heywood Road|
|Sat 19 Jan||11.30am||Leeds Carnegie||Pontefract RUFC|
|Sat 2 Feb||5.00pm||Worcester Warriors||Sixways|
|Sat 9 Feb||12 noon||Leicester Tigers||Oval Park|
|Fri 15 Feb||2.00pm||Gloucester||Heywood Road|
In preparation for the new league, Sale Sharks Under-18 Academy team have a warm up game on Saturday, 1st December at Heywood Road (2.00pm) against Northampton Saints.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's match, Sharks Academy Manager Ray Unsworth and his assistant David Wilks outlined their approach to the game.
"It will be a chance to test out some of the structures we've worked on in training, in a pressure situation before the league starts," said David.
"We've known some of the lads for three years, others are newer to the programme. They've done well in recent County and School games that we've watched.
"Many of our local schools and colleges are having successful runs in competitions, which keeps the young players involved at a competitive level for longer."
Ray added, "It's the next step leading to the 'A' League. All the rules and regulations will apply. Dates have been organised by the RFU. We'll have to manage any clashes of dates on school fixture lists.
"The games will also be watched by England selectors and coaches, in case any players have 'slipped through the net' before the international fixtures start later in the season."
Young men to watch
Ray Unsworth, David Wilks and Academy Coach Brendan Thomas were asked to nominate some 'players to watch'.
SAM JAMES, who left Wilmslow High School last Summer has been training full time at Carrington ever since, and hasbeen a regular member of the Jets this season. Six feet four inches tall, and he can kick.
CAMERON NEILD, a back row who can also play hooker, from Manchester Grammar School.
Second row JONNY KENNY, of King's School, Macclesfield, SAM BROSTER (wing or full back) currently at Wilmslow High and JAMES MITCHELL, a scrum half from Lymm.
Sale Sharks face Northampton Saints in their next home game at Salford City Stadium on Friday 30th November, Please note the earlier kick off time of 7.45pm.
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