Controversial cross-code convert Denny Solomona will make his Sale debut in Sunday’s European date with Saracens.
Castleford Tigers are taking legal action against Sale over the 23-year-old wing’s decision to “resign” from rugby league prior to joining Sale.
Holders Saracens, aiming for a 13th straight European win, make two changes after beating Sale 50-3 last weekend.
Schalk Brits comes in at hooker as Jamie George rotates out, while Jackson Wray is at number eight after injury.
The defending champions are five points clear of second-placed Toulon at the top of Pool Three with Sale’s hopes of advancing all but over after failing to pick up a single point in their first three games.
With 13 straight defeats, the Sharks are on a losing run in top-level European competition that extends a game further than Saracens’ successful streak.
But centre Sam Tuitupou believes that they can upset the form guide, especially if they keep their discipline better than they did at Allianz Park where they visitors picked up three yellow cards.
“We want a result. We owe it to ourselves, to the coaches, and especially to the fans. Hopefully this weekend is the start of getting back on track,” he said.
“The scoreboard didn’t reflect it, but I think some of our boys played well last week.”
Saracens recorded a 28-13 win on their Premiership visit to the AJ Bell Stadium in November.
Sale: Michael Haley; Denny Solomona, Sam James, Johnny Leota, Josh Charnley; AJ MacGinty, James Mitchell; Ross Harrison, Rob Webber, Halani Aulika, Bryn Evans, Andrei Ostrikov, Cameron Neild, Magnus Lund (capt), TJ Ioane
Replacements: Neil Briggs, James Flynn, Ciaran Parker, Jon Mills, David Seymour, Mike Phillips, Mark Jennings, Tom Arscott
Saracens: Alex Goode; Sean Maitland, Marcelo Bosch, Brad Barritt (capt), Chris Wyles; Owen Farrell, Richard Wigglesworth; Mako Vunipola, Schalk Brits, Petrus du Plessis, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Michael Rhodes, Schalk Burger, Jackson Wray
Replacements: Jamie George, Richard Barrington, Juan Figallo, Will Skelton, Kelly Brown, Ben Spencer, Alex Lozowski, Nathan Earle
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