Australian James O’Connor has praised the incredible talent of his South African team-mate Faf de Klerk ahead of Sale’s showdown with Gloucester at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday night.
Sale Sharks were held to their first draw of the season at home to Newcastle Falcons in the rain-lashed AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday.
Both Sale and London Irish have endured poor starts to the campaign with only two wins each leaving them near the foot of the table separated by only a point.
Sharks on the hunt: Sale look to turn good performances into first league victory against London Welsh
Sale have yet to record a win this season after suffering narrow defeats to Bath and Gloucester, leaving them tenth in the Aviva Premiership with just two bonus points.
The Salford-based side bounced back from defeat against Saracens to record a victory away at Worcestor Warriors on Friday, a display that Sam Tuitupou hopes they can kick on from.
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