The Oyonnax club have had the pitch covered all week and its hopeful the game can be played without any problems caused by the weather.
Oyonnax are still waiting for their first win and first try in Europe. In round one they drew 9-9 at home to Worcester before losing 6-26 away to Biarritz in round two. One area of the game where Oyonnax are strong is in the lineout, in that they have stolen nine lineouts so far in the Amlin Cup. Sale go into the game having won eight of their last ten games in the Amlin Cup, the last defeats coming in the back to back games with Brive.
Oyonnax: Silvere Tian; Jonathan Bousquet, Guillaume Bousses, Hemani Paea, Tikiko Koroivoutu; Benjamin Urdapilleta, Augustin Figuerola; Erwan Iapteff, Neil Clark, Ruaan Du Preez, Miroslav Nemecek (c), Damien Lagrange, Mahamadou Diaby, Scott Newlands, Christophe Andre
Replacements: Jody Jenneker, Lukas Rapant, Clement Baiocco, Chad Slade, Nicolas Vuillemin, Roimata Hansell Pune, Jonathan Traini, Damian Browne
Sale Sharks: Rob Miller; Tom Brady, Mark Jennings, Johnny Leota, Phillip Mackenzie; Nick MacLeod, Will Cliff; Ross Harrison, Tommy Taylor, Vadim Cobilas, Andrei Ostrikov, Michael Paterson, Dan Braid (c), David Seymour, James Gaskell
Replacements: Marc Jones, James Flynn, Tony Buckley, Jon Mills, Mark Easter, Joe Ford, Andy Forsyth, Michael Haley
Referee: Giuseppe Vivarini (Italy), Assistant ref: Claudio Blessano (Italy), Assistant ref: Andrea Spadoni (Italy), TMO: Carlo Damasco (Italy), Citing Commissioner: Gordon Black (Ireland)
SALE SHARKS NEXT HOME GAME IS ON FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER WHEN THEY ENTERTAIN OYONNAX IN THE AMLIN CHALLENGE CUP. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE BY PHONING 08444-994-994. YOU CAN REQUEST A CALLBACK BY EMAILING firstname.lastname@example.org