Sale Sharks have named their team for Thursday evenings Amlin Challenge Cup game at Oyonnax. The home club have had the pitch covered all week and are blowing warm air over the playing surface to make the pitch playable.
Rob Miller, Tom Brady, Mark Jennings, Jonny Leota, Phil MacKenzie, Nick Macleod, Will Cliff, Ross Harrison, Tommy Taylor, Vadim Cobilas, Andrei Ostrikov, Michael Paterson, Dan Braid, David Seymour, James Gaskell
Replacements Marc Jones, James Flynn, Tony Buckley, Jonathan Mills, Mark Easter, Joe Ford, Andy Forsyth, Mike Haley
Sale Sharks are looking to take the next step and break into Aviva Premiership Rugby's top six but the club's head of community operations Jonny Acheson is adamant their grassroots work is already among the best in the country.
In the run up to the Aviva Premiership Fixture announcement on Friday, we thought we'd look back at the all the previous encounters of the sides in the Premiership since 2000! Do you remember any of these encounters? Let us know via Twitter or Facebook.