Sale Sharks make one change for Premiership game against Harlequins

George Ford will start at fly-half for Sale Sharks
George Ford will start at fly-half for Sale Sharks

Sale Sharks director of rugby Alex Sanderson has made one change to the starting line up for the eighth round of the Gallagher Premiership clash against Harlequins to be played at Twickenham Stoop on 2nd December.

Simon McIntyre has been drafted into the XV to take the place of injured Bevan Rodd at loosehead prop.

Raffi Quirke has recovered from a broken jaw to take place on the bench that also sees Ross Harrison returning to take the place of McIntyre.

Sale hold the top place in the Gallagher Premiership table with six wins from seven matches.

Meanwhile, Harlequins have been bolstered by the return of trio Joe Marler, Will Collier and Joe Launchbury while Chandler Cunningham-South will make his first Premiership start.

Sale Sharks XV: Joe Carpenter, Tom Roebuck, Rob du Preez, Sam Bedlow, Arron Reed, George Ford, Gus Warr, Simon McIntyre, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Nik Schonert, Cobus Wiese, Jonny Hill, Ernst van Rhyn, Ben Curry (captain), Daniel du Preez

Reserves: Agustin Creevy, Ross Harrison, James Harper, Josh Beaumont, Sam Dugdale, Raffi Quirke, Sam James, Tom O’Flaherty

Harlequins XV: Tyrone Green, Nick David, Will Joseph, Andre Esterhuizen, Cadan Murley, Marcus Smith, Danny Care, Joe Marler, Sam Riley, Will Collier, Joe Launchbury, Dino Lamb, Chandler Cunningham-South, Will Evans, Alex Dombrandt

Reserves: Nathan Jibulu, Fin Baxter, Dillon Lewis, Irne Herbst, James Chisholm, Will Porter, Jarrod Evans, Oscar Beard