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Friday, December 20

Sale (8) v London Irish (11)

Prop Eifion Lewis-Roberts will make his 100th Aviva Premiership appearance if he joins Friday night's fray from the bench. Danny Cipriani and Dwayne Peel continue their in-form half-back pairing for the hosts, who are seeking their fifth win of the campaign.

World Cup-winning prop CJ Van der Linde will make his London Irish debut after joining the Exiles as an injury-dispensation signing. Ian Humphreys returns from injury to start at fly-half for Irish, alongside fellow Ireland cap and half-back partner Tomas O'Leary. George Skivington returns as captain to partner Wales cap Ian Gough in the second row.

Last season: London Irish 33 Sale 33, Sale 21 London Irish 9

Last Six League Matches: Sale L W L L W L London Irish L W L L L L

Aviva Premiership Rugby - Top Try Scorers (This Season): Mark Cueto (Sale) 5; Marland Yarde (London Irish) 4

Aviva Premiership Rugby - Top Point Scorers (This Season): Danny Cipriani (Sale) 114; Shane Geraghty (London Irish) 60


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