World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio has described former Wallaby George Smith as the Aviva Premiership’s signing of the season so far after a sensational start to his life at Wasps.
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.
Sale Sharks second row Jonathan Mills is hungry for more European rugby after his first taste of the highest level against Munster and Clermont.
Watch this space: Cipriani says Sale Sharks could develop a sting of their own in weekend Wasps duel
Sale will be keen to respond with their second home victory in the league after last week’s dismal performance away at Saracens.
Departing forward James Gaskell is looking to end the season on a high by helping to extend Sale Sharks’ current record-breaking run by beating London Irish on Saturday
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.
Sharks are without several players for tonight’s match
Mercurial Cipriani back in Sale fray
Sharks won at Salford City Stadium
Codebreaker Andy Powell insists ‘big club’ Wigan Warriors only challenge he wanted to take on after Sale Sharks
He signed a two-and-a-half year deal