Ben Cohen starts against Tigers for Sale Sharks

World Cup winner Ben Cohen makes his Guinness Premiershipdebut in a Sharks shirt along with Jack Forster and Sisa Koyamaibole against Leicester Tigers in the opening game of the new Guinness Premiership season at Edgeley Park.


Sale’s Director of Rugby Kingsley Jones said, ” This is probably the toughest challenge we could have expected on the opening night of the new season.


“We have got several newcomers in the squad and we are playing a very settled Leicester team. I have a lot of respect for the Tigers and their achievements last season. “


“They are very strong up front and we will need to work hard for the whole 80 minutes tomorrow.”


“We have prepared well this week and the whole squad are looking forward to the game.”


The game marks the 10th anniversary of the team being renamed Sale Sharks . The first game under the Sharks name was against Wasps at Heywood Road when Sharks won 16-8.


Sale Sharks team


Nick Macleod, Mark Cueto, Chris Bell, Lee Thomas, Ben Cohen, Charlie Hodgson, Richard Wigglesworth, Eifion Roberts, Marc Jones, Jack Forster, Chris Jones, Dean Schofield (Captain), James Gaskell, Neil Briggs, Sisa Koyamaibole


Replacements:
Mahonri Schwalger, Rob O’Donnell, Martin Halsall, David Tait, Luke Abrahams, Will Cliff, Mathew Tait, Andy Tuilagi

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