Rob Miller, Tom Brady, Mark Jennings, Sammy Tuitupou, Mark Cueto, Danny Cipriani, Dwayne Peel, Ross Harrison, Tommy Taylor, Vadim Cobilas, Jonathan Mills, Michael Paterson, Dan Braid, David Seymour, James Gaskell
Replacements Marc Jones, Eifion Lewis-Roberts, Henry Thomas, Kirill Kulemin, Andrei Ostrikov, Will Cliff, Joe Ford, Phil Mckenzie
South African World Cup winning tighthead prop CJ Van Der Linde will make his London Irish debut tonight. London Irish also welcome back Ian Humphreys from injury and he will partner Tomás O'Leary at half back. Eamonn Sheridan and Fergus Mulchrone will form the centre partnership with Topsy Ojo, Andrew Fenby and James O'Connor in the back three.
London Irish team to face Sale Sharks:
15. James O'Connor*; 14.Topsy Ojo*; 13.Fergus Mulchrone; 12. Eamonn Sheridan; 11. Andrew Fenby; 10. Ian Humphreys; 9. Tomás O'Leary*; 1. Matt Parr; 2. Jimmy Stevens; 3. CJ Van Der Linde*; 4. George Skivington (Captain); 5. Ian Gough*; 6. Jebb Sinclair*; 7. Blair Cowan; 8. Chris Hala'ufia*
Replacements: 16. Mike Mayhew; 17 John Yapp*; 18. Leo Halavatau; 19.Nic Rouse; 20. Ofisa Treviranus*; 21. Alex Lewington; 22. Shane Geraghty*; 23. Darren Allinson
TICKETS FOR TONIGHTS GAME AT THE AJ BELL STADIUM ARE AVAILABLE AND CAN BE BOOKED BY PHONING 08444-994-994. YOU CAN ALSO BOOK ONLINE AT http://www.salesharks.com/tickets/individual.php. FOR A CALL BACK PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org.
HALF SEASON TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TOO AND THE GAMES THEY COVER ARE WORCESTER (AMLIN), WORCESTER (LV=CUP), GLOUCESTER, SARACENS,NORTHAMPTON, HARLEQUINS AND LEICESTER (ALL IN THE AVIVA PREMIERSHIP). IF THE CLUB MAKE PROGRESS IN THE AMLIN CHALLENGE CUP OR THE LV=CUP, OWNING A SEASON TICKET WILL GIVE YOU PRIORITY BOOKING STATUS.
The whole evening tonight is Christmas Themed and fans can have a go at riding the 'Rodeo Reindeer'………Browse the Festive Market Stalls…….Enjoy food from the Swinging Grill and take part in the Half Time Santa Goal Kicking Competition (To enter this you must come dressed as Santa). The prize in the goal kicking competition is an Executive Box for you and nine friends at the Worcester Warriors Amlin Game in January.
There will also be music provided by the Manchester Police Big Band
Sadly we have had to admit defeat with the Big Screen tonight due to a technical issue and the weather forecast from the Met Office which is advising of strong winds with gusts of up to 40mph during the game.
We have sought advice about the screen which is over 65 feet high and we as a club view it too dangerous as the safeguard of our supporters is paramount.
Please accept our apologies on this
Christmas Day Online Competition
On Christmas Day and Boxing Day there will be a chance to win a Half Season Ticket by playing 'Spot the Ball' on the Sale Sharks Official Website. It's Free to take part.
The photo has been photo shopped by John Marfleet of Creative Capture