Sale Sharks: 15.Rob Miller, 14.Will Addison,13.Johnny Leota, 12.Sam Tuitupou,11.Corne Uys, 10.Nick Macleod, 9.Dwayne Peel, 1.Eifion Lewis-Roberts, 2.Joe Ward, 3.Vadim Cobilas ,4.Richie Gray, 5.Fraser McKenzie, 6.James Gaskell, 7.David Seymour (capt.), 8.Andy Powell
Replacements: 16.Marc Jones, 17.Ross Harrison, 18.Tony Buckley, 19.Kearnan Myall, 20.Richie Vernon, 21.Cillian Willis, 22.Danny Cipriani, 23.Jordan Davies
Looking ahead to the game, Sale Sharks' Director of Rugby Bryan Redpath said, "Nobody's hiding from the fact how tough the Chiefs are down there. Last year's performance at Sandy Park wasn't good enough and Sale Sharks suffered. The key thing is that we travel South West with a clear mindset of what we need to do. We have to turn up with our A1 game to compete down there.
"Exeter will be red hot favourites to win because they don't often lose at home, so we've nothing to lose and will give it our best shot. There were differences between our pre-season games against Glasgow and Leinster in terms of intensity and the playing conditions. The squad we've selected get the first crack at it and we'll see where we are after this game."
You'll be able to follow the game as it happens on the @SaleSharksRugby Twitter account and a match report will go live on our website at approximately 6 pm.
Exeter Chiefs: 15.Phil Dollman, 14.Josh Tatupu, 13.Ian Whitten, 12.Jason Shoemark, 11.Matt Jess, 10.Ignacio Mieres, 9.Will Chudley, 1.Brett Sturgess, 2.Chris Whitehead, 3.Craig Mitchell, 4 Tom Hayes (capt.), 5.Aly Muldowney, 6.Tom Johnson, 7.James Scaysbrook, 8.Richard Baxter
Replacements: 16. Simon Alcott, 17.Ben Moon, 18.Chris Budgen, 19.James Hanks, 20.James Phillips, 21.Kevin Barrett, 22.Gareth Steenson, 23.Luke Arscott
Referee: Andrew Small
Also remember that Sale Sharks play Saracens at Salford City Stadium on Saturday 8th September at 4.30pm. Sale Sharks fans couldn't wish for a better first home league fixture! Don't miss out, book your tickets now through the official Sale Sharks ticketing website. If you would prefer to book your tickets over the telephone then you have two options:
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2. Call our Ticketline number on 08444 994 994.