Premiership: Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons

Ben Curry
Ben Curry and brother Tom return to the Sale squad
Venue: AJ Bell Stadium Date:Friday, 29 April Kick-off:19:45 BST Coverage: Commentary on BBC Radio Newcastle. Live scores on BBC Sport.

After injury, Sale Sharks have Ben Curry and Tom Curry available. The former will start in the back row while the latter will be ready from the bench.

Alex Sanderson also welcomes JP du Preez (Rob du Preez), Jack Metcalf, and Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

Newcastle's Argentine centre Matias Orlando celebrates his new two-year dealWith a place in our starting XV.

Dean Richards also includes Alex Tait and Ben Stevenson, Gary Graham, Richard Palfreman, and Ben Stevenson.

Sale finished third last season but were unable to match domestic highs. They currently rank ninth, but they are still challenging for a top-half finish.

Their performance in Europe has been remarkable, and they will be traveling to Paris next week to face Racing 92 in quarter-finals.

The Falcons are not in danger due to the absence of relegation, but they want to finish the season strong with two rounds remaining.

Sale: L. James; Roebuck, S. James, Van Rensburg, Metcalf; R. Du Preez, De Klerk (capt); Rodd, Van der Merwe, Schonert, Wiese, JP. Du Preez, JL. Du Preez, B. Curry, D. Du Preez.

Replacements: Ashman, McIntyre, Jones, Postlethwaite, T. Curry, Warr, Doherty, Hammersley.

Newcastle: Tait; Radwan, Stevenson, Orlando, Carreras; Hodgson, Nordli-Kelemeti; Davison, McGuigan, Palframan, Van der Walt, Robinson, G. Graham, Welch (capt), Chick.

Replacements: Blamire, Cooper, Tampin, Merrick, Fearns, Blackett, Haydon-Wood, Burrell.

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