Premiership: Sale Sharks v Bristol Bears

Faf de Klerk joined Sale Sharks in 2017, during which he reinvigorated his South Africa career and also won the Rugby World Cup with the Springboks in 2019
Faf de Klerk joined Sale Sharks as a 2017 player. He resurrected his South Africa career, and won the Rugby World Cup in 2019 with the Springboks.
Venue: AJ Bell Stadium Date: Saturday, 3 June Kick-off: 15:00 BST Coverage: Live scores and updates on BBC Sport.

Faf De Klerk will lead Sale Sharks as their captain in his final game for the club, when they face Bristol Bears.

Alapati and John Afoa make up Bristol's starting lineup ahead of their move from French side RC Vannes.

Nathan Hughes, meanwhile, is one of their replacements. He also prepares to make his final Bristol appearance.

Sale names De Klerk as one of several players who will be leaving the team, along with Lood De Jager, Rohan Janse Van Rensburg, and Simon Hammersley, at the end.

Van Rensburg and Hammersley will join Cobus Wiese, Sam James and Sam James in the Sharks' starting XV. Sharks boss Alex Sanderson has made four changes.

Jack Bates will be in Bristol to take part in the trip to the AJ Bell Stadium. Jake Kerr and John Hawkins will also be there. Dan Thomas will start his final game of the season.

Sale: Hammersley, Roebuck, S. James, van Rensburg, Reed, R. du Preez, de Klerk (capt), Rodd, van der Merwe, Schonert, Wiese, de Jager, JL du Preez, T. Curry, D. du Preez.

Replacements: Ashman, Harrison, Oosthuizen, Postlethwaite, S. Curry, Warr, Doherty, Wilkinson.

Bristol: Piutau (capt), Thomas and Jeffries.

Replacements: Byrne, Benz-Salomon, Kloska, Holmes, Hughes, Uren, Lloyd, Purdy.

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