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London Irish vs Sale Sharks Preview

London Irish vs Sale Sharks Preview

Sale Sharks take on London Irish at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday afternoon, kick off at 3pm in the Aviva Premiership.

Sale’s last four fixtures in the Aviva Premiership have all been won by the home side on the day, whilst the Sharks single away victory in any tournament since November, was 52-12 at London Welsh in Round 14 of Aviva Premiership.

London Irish beat Newcastle 22-21 at Madejski Stadium in Round 18 of the Aviva Premiership and have not achieved successive victories in the tournament since February 2014. The Exiles have won three of their last four home games in the tournament.

Sale comfortably beat London Irish 36-8 at AJ Bell Stadium in November and are attempting to achieve their first Premiership Rugby double over the Exiles since season 2005/06. The Sharks have not won at Madejski Stadium since October 2006. 

Speaking to BBC Sport in the week, Steve Diamond said: “The most crucial thing is what we’ve done in the last two games is not concede any tries. It’s not been a good hunting ground for us, we’ve not won there in four years – we’ve got to get a win and build and what we’ve done really. With the competitiveness of the league, we could conceivably win all four games and still finish seventh.”

This will be Sale’s 400th game in the Aviva Premiership, and the Sharks have won 186, lost 198 and drawn 15.

Refereeing the game will be Greg Macdonald, it will be his second game in the Aviva Premiership. Assisting him with Nigel Carrick & Ross Campbell, with the TMO being Stuart Terheege.

The game is NOT on TV, so the only way to follow the match is to follow it via Twitter or Facebook; and a full match report will appear on the website soon after the final whistle goes.

TICKETS FOR THE NEXT HOME GAME AGAINST HARLEQUINS ON SATURDAY 25TH APRIL IN AVIVA PREMIERSHIP ARE NOW ON SALE AND CAN BE PURCHASED BY PHONING 08444-994-994. YOU CAN ALSO BOOK ONLINE AT……https://www.eticketing.co.uk/salesharksrugby/default.aspx. IF YOU REQUIRE A CALL BACK PLEASE EMAIL YOUR NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER TO info@salesharks.com.

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