Preview: Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers

Date published: September 30 2016

Form: Sale Sharks drew 34-all at Worcester on Saturday but their only victory in the opening four rounds of the Premiership was when they entertained Harlequins in Round 2. The Sharks have lost three of their last five matches at AJ Bell Stadium in all tournaments. Leicester Tigers' solitary reversal so far this season came when Wasps visited Welford Road on 10 September. The Tigers have won their last two away games in the Premiership but have not won three in a row on their travels in the competition since March 2014. Sale achieved a Premiership double over Leicester last season for the first time since 2007/08 whilst the only other occasion that they have ever beaten Tigers in three successive fixtures was between 1974-76. Tigers record at AJ Bell Stadium is won three, lost one.

The teams:

Sale Sharks: 

Leicester Tigers: 

Date: Saturday, 1 October
Venue: AJ Bell Stadium
Kick-off: 14:30 (13:30 GMT)
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys 
Assistant Referees: Wayne Falla, Peter Allan
TMO: Geoff Warren