Sharks Academy Transition Manager Neil Briggs has named his side to face Worcester Cavaliers in the clubs Premiership Rugby A-League opener tonight. (Kick-off 7:30pm)
Curtis Langdon, Joe Jones and Cameron Neild provide first team experience in the pack alongside academy prospects Rueban Birch, Sam Dugdale and Sam Moore.
They are supported up front by Ben Carlisle and Will Smith from the Yorkshire Carnegie Academy.
Gus Warr starts at scrum half alongside former Worcester man James Williams, who having impressed at fly-half for Sale FC in National One, is given the 10 shirt for the return to his former club.
Captain Cameron Redpath leads a backline littered with age grade internationals including Tom Roebuck, Connor Doherty and new signing Joe Carpenter.
Sale Sharks Starting XV
15. Joe Carpenter, 14. James Magee (YC) 13. Connor Doherty, 12. Cameron Redpath, 11. Tom Roebuck, 10. James Williams, 9. Gus Warr. 1. Ben Carlisle (YC), 2. Curtis Langdon, 3. Joe Jones, 4. Reuban Birch, 5. Will Smith (YC), 6. Sam Dugdale, 7. Cameron Neild, 8. Sam Moore.
16. Ewan Ashman, 17. Jake Pope, 18. Ben Jackson (YC), 19. James Harper, 20. Ewan Murphy* 21. Reiss Cullen (DK), 22. Jack Metcalf (YC), 23. Joe Bedlow*
Sale Sharks U18 – *
Yorkshire Carnegie (YC)
Doncaster Knights (DK)