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Game Of The Season Preview

Game Of The Season Preview

Sale Sharks entertain Harlequins at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday afternoon (2pm) knowing a victory over a star-studded visitors is crucial in their fight to earn a place in Europe.

Director of Rugby Steve Diamond is expecting a performance to match Sale Sharks’ 16-12 victory at The Stoop in November which is feels is one of the club’s most satisfying displays under his reign. 

A Dan Braid try and the kicking accuracy of Danny Cipriani was enough to ensure the win that day.

Now Sharks need to taste victory once more to keep up the pressure on Wasps for sixth place in the Premiership, in what may be the last automatic qualification place for next seasons elite European Competition.

In their last home game in Round 18 Sharks recorded a 23-6 victory over Gloucester and will be looking to add the Quins scalp to their impressive collection of home wins this season.

Heavyweight opponents Northampton, Saracens, Exeter and Wasps have all been beaten at the AJ Bell Stadium this season. 

Sharks last home win over Harlequins was back in 2010 when they won 21-17 at Edgeley Park.

The battle of the fly halves could be crucial in the game as both Danny Cipraini and Nick Evans are potential match winners. So far this season Danny has racked up 140 points to Nick Evans’ 130.

The matchday experience at The AJ Bell Stadium starts at mid day and there will be a Blues Brothers tribute act appearing in the fans village along with our resident DJ. There will be face painters in attendance as well as an outdoor bar and BBQ food available too.

We have published the Travel Plan for the game and you can find it here.

All seated tickets are now sold out but there are standing tickets available in both North and South Stands. You can buy tickets online here, phone to book by calling 08444-994-994 or if you require a call back please email your name and telephone number to info@salesharks.com .

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