Sale won’t underestimate Saracens, says Steve Diamond
Steve Diamond states because they look to cement their standing in the Gallagher Premiership leading Saracens will not be underestimated by Sale.
Saracens, who’ll be relegated after repeated salary cap breaches, are.
Saracens suffered a 28-7 loss at the Premiership Rugby Cup but Sharks director of rugby Diamond believes they will represent a proposal that was different this time around.
“Saracens are another beast in the home this week end and that we cannot be complacent after a good performance from the cup,” Diamond said.
“It’s good to be back into the Premiership but a visit to Allianz Park is obviously demanding and to triumph there is a feat in itself. It’ll be a great test of where we are in on Saturday.”
Saracens will welcome Alex Goode out of a knee accident back, together with the full-back place to make his initial appearance since the Premiership closing of last season.
Wing Chris Ashton will go back to the for Sale, whereas Byron McGuigan makes a recall in the Sharks’ three.
Mark McCall’s Saracenscan seem to preserve their Premiership home list against Sale, having won 12 consecutive home games from Saturday’s opponents in the league. Saracens could give Ali Crossdale his first Premiership appearance, while scrum-half Tom Whiteley makes his first start of the league campaign for those hosts.