Steve Diamond has named his Sale Sharks side which will take on Castres on Saturday evening at Stade Pierre-Antoine in the European Rugby Challenge Cup Pool One Round Three match (kick off 7.45pm UK Time).
David Seymour captains the side, in a strong side which includes last season’s top try-scorer Tom Arscott, Will Addison, Jonathan Mills and Magnus Lund.
Sale Sharks: 15. Tom Arscott, 14. Nev Edwards, 13. Will Addison, 12. Mark Jennings, 11. Charlie Ingall, 10. Joe Ford, 9. James Mitchell, 1. Eifion Lewis Roberts, 2. Neil Briggs, 3. Brian Mujati, 4. Jonathan Mills, 5. Andrei Ostrikov, 6. Magnus Lund, 7. David Seymour (capt.), 8. Mark Easter
Replacements: 16. Tommy Taylor, 17. James Flynn, 18. Ciaran Parker, 19. Josh Beaumont, 20. Cameron Neild, 21. Tim Jeffers, 22. Sam James, 23. Mike Haley.
Speaking ahead of the game, Diamond said: “It will be a difficult contest out there in France, they are lying sixth in the Top 14, so we’ve got to go out and be competitive.”