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Sale Sharks team news

Steve Diamond has named his side which will take on Gloucester Rugby in the Aviva Premiership on Friday night, live on BT Sport (kick off 7.45pm).

The Sharks have made three changes to last week’s side who drew with Newcastle Falcons with Josh Beaumont, Peter Stringer and Nev Edwards coming in the side, in the place of Magnus Lund, Chris Cusiter and Tom Arscott respectively . There is a welcome return to action for David Seymour, who is on the bench having missed the previous five games through injury.

Sale Sharks: 15. Mike Haley, 14. Nev Edwards, 13. Sam James, 12. Sam Tuitupou, 11. Will Addison 10. Danny Cipriani, 9. Peter Stringer, 1. Ross Harrison, 2. Tommy Taylor, 3. Vadim Cobilas, 4. Bryn Evans, 5. Jonathan Mills, 6. Dan Braid (capt.), 7. TJ Ioane, 8. Josh Beaumont

Replacements: 16. Neil Briggs, 17. Eifion Lewis Roberts, 18. Brian Mujati, 19. Andrei Ostrikov, 20. David Seymour, 21. Chris Cusiter, 22. Joe Ford, 23. Mark Jennings.

Speaking ahead of the game, Steve Diamond said: “Gloucester are a good side at home, we’ve got to be on our mettle to get anything out of the game. Kingsholm is a fantastic place to go and a different challenge for us, we’ve just got to make sure the mentality is right.”

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