The Wanderers started in style, winning 47-14 at home against Leicester Tigers. They followed up with another comprehensive win, 67-10 at Worcester Cavaliers, but things were much tighter last Monday at Cow Trees, Blaydon. The Newcastle Falcons Development side ran the Wanderers close, losing 17-19.
Cameron Shepherd makes a start in a Sale shirt at fly half, whilst Richie Vernon gets game time at number eight. With locks Tom Holmes and Josh Beaumont unavailable, Dom Barrow and Haydn Pugh step in.
Sale Jets squad
Squad: 15.Charlie Ingall, 14.Nick Royle, 13.Corne Uys, 12.Jordan Davies, 11.Mark Jennings, 10.Cameron Shepherd, 9.Will Cliff, 1.Aston Croall, 2.Tom Cruse, 3.Ross Harrison, 4.Dominic Barrow, 5.Haydn Pugh, 6.Greg Jacob, 7.Will Bordill, 8.Richie Vernon.
Replacements: James Flynn, Sam Lewis, Joe Kelly, Danny Waddy, Ryan de la Harpe, Mike Haley, Sam James, Matt Clarke
Northampton Wanderers squad
Squad: 15. Noah Cato, 14.Tom Collins, 13.Tom May, 12.Tom Stephenson, 11.Scott Armstrong, 10. Ryan Lamb, 9.Martin Roberts, 1.Alex Waller, 2.Ross McMillan, 3.Danny Herriott, 4.Tom Hicks, 5. James Craig, 6.Ben Nutley, 7.Teimana Harrison, 8.Mark Hopley (capt.)
Replacements: Matt Williams, Ethan Waller, Danny Hobbs, Darrell Dyer, Jamie Warr, Ryan Glynn, Will Hooley, Anders Mogensen