Saracens are on the top of their form at the moment before this game having lost only one of their last eight games in the Aviva Premiership, that being away to Worcester on 23rd November when they lost 3-12.
The game is Saracens 159th and last premiership game at Vicarage Road. They have an impressive record of winning 112 (70%). They move to Barnet later this month to a purpose built stadium.
Mark Cueto took to the field hoping to grab the one try he needs to become the all time try scoring record holder in the premiership, having scored on his debut at Bristol in 2001.
Former Shark Charlie Hodgson tops the Saracens points scoring list this season with 136 in the Premiership and has an 80% kicking success. Danny Cipriani with his 18 points last Friday against Worcester improved his kicking percentage to 77%.
Andy Powell returns to the starting line up at No 8 and Richie Vernon moves to Flanker to replace David Seymour.
Dwayne Peel starts at scrum half and new signing Daniel Braid is named amongst the replacements.
Sale Sharks: 15 Rob Miller, 14 Tom Brady, 13 Johnny Leota, 12 Sam Tuitupou, 11 Mark Cueto, 10 Danny Cipriani, 9 Dwayne Peel, 1 Ross Harrison, 2 Marc Jones, 3 Tony Buckley, 4 Richie Gray, 5 Kearnan Myall, 6 James Gaskell, 7 Richie Vernon, 8 Andy Powell
Replacements: 16 Aston Croall, 17 Alasdair Dickinson, 18 Eifion Lewis Roberts, 19 Tom Holmes, 20 Daniel Braid, 21 Will Cliff, 22 Charlie Amesbury, 23 Cameron Shepherd
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth (58th game)
Here is first interview with new signing Daniel Braid upon his arrival at Carrington this week:
After the away Aviva Premiership game at Saracens, the Sharks play Montpellier at Salford City Stadium on Friday 11th January. Tickets are available through the Sale Sharks Match Tickets website or by calling 08444 994 994.