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  1. Team news

    Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs (kick-off: 19:45 BST)

    Sale Sharks make five changes to their side, bringing in captain Will Addison and Tom Curry to face Exeter Chiefs.

    Sale, who lost 27-24 to Lyon last week, also welcome back Jono Ross, Josh Strauss and Byron McGuigan.

    Exeter also make five changes as they play just five days after winning at Montpellier in the Champions Cup.

    Props Carl Rimmer and Harry Williams, Ollie Atkins and newly called-up England back-row Sam Simmonds all come in, while winger James Short starts.

    Denny Solomona continues on the wing for Sale, having been included in Eddie Jones' 34-man squad for the autumn internationals alongside team-mate Curry.

  2. Squads

    Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs (kick-off: 19:45 BST)

    Sale: Addison (capt); Solomona, James, Jennings, McGuigan; O'Connor, de Klerk; Harrison, Webber, John, Evans, Ostrikov, Ross, T Curry, Strauss.

    Replacements: Jones, Flynn, Aulika, Nott, Ioane, Neild, Cliff, Haley.

    Exeter: Dollman; Turner, Slade, Whitten, Short; Steenson, White; Rimmer, Yeandle (capt), Williams, Lees, Atkins, Armand, Simmonds, Waldrom.

    Replacements: Taione, Hepburn, Francis, Hill, Skinner, Townsend, Hendrickson, O'Flaherty.

  3. Match facts

    Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs (kick-off 19:45 BST)

    • Sale have lost just once at the AJ Bell Stadium since March - by a single point to Newcastle in September.
    • The Sharks' two Premiership wins this season have both been at home, against London Irish and Gloucester.
    • Exeter have lost only one of their last five encounters with Sale, 23-17 at the AJ Bell Stadium in February 2016.
    • The Premiership champions' two defeats this season have both been on the road, at Gloucester and Leicester.