Shars comes out must play on Wednesday the game postponed by the last date of the Premiership before Worcester and confirmed the team, although on the day of today they will undergo a swab to see if they will be able to face tomorrow to Worcester where he will decide his future in the tournament for the semifinals.
After 19 confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 in the club last weekSteve Diamond’s options are slim, however the club may present a team for match day. Valery Morozov, Cameron Neild and Ross Harrison form the front line for the Sharks’ showdown with Worcester tomorrow, but with Morozov serving as the right-hander for the first time since joining the club.
On its website, Sale reports that “the entire campus will be tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, October 6. If the club sensation is that it is not safe to play the game or receives a positive case, Sale Sharks will lose the match on date 22 of the Premiership to Worcester Warriors in order to guarantee the health and safety of all stakeholders ”. From the results, it is pending whether or not the match will be played.
Meanwhile, the Worcester Warriors will present a trade with the entry of Sam Lewis as wing in place of Matt Kvesic, who will not be able to be present on the team due to a sore Achilles tendon. Matti Williams takes Kvesic’s place on the substitute bench in the other team changeover.
He starts fifth in the Premiership standings with 64 points and if he beats Worcester he will qualify for the semifinals and will be out of the conversation for the title Bath (67). The Sharks would play with Exeter who came out first, but if the victory is with a bonus point they will be able to pass Bristol (69) by difference of goals and will be third, so they would change their rival and would have to face London Wasps who finished second. Either of the two games will be away on October 10. A defeat leaves the door open for Bath for next Saturday.
SALE SHARKS: 15- Luke James, 14- Denny Solomona, 13- Sam James, 12- Sam Hill, 11- Marland Yarde, 10- Robert du Preez, 9- Will Cliff, 8- Daniel du Preez, 7- Tom Curry, 6- Jono Ross (c), 5- Jean-Luc du Preez, 4- Matt Postlethwaite, 3- Valerey Morozov, 2- Cameron Neild, 1- Ross Harrison.
Alternates: 16- Ewan Ashman, 17- Cal Ford, 18- Joe Jones, 19- Ewan Murphy, 20- Sam Dugdale, 21- Joe Bedlow, 22- Tom Curtis, 23- Connor Doherty.
WORCESTER WARRIORS: 15- Chris Pennell, 14- Melani Nanai, 13- Ollie Lawrence, 12- Scott van Breda, 11- Noah Heward, 10- Billy Searle, 9- Francois Hougaard, 8- Marco Mama, 7- Sam Lewis, 6- Ted Hill (c), 5- Andrew Kitchener, 4- Anton Bresler, 3- Richard Palframan, 2- Beck Cutting, 1. Ethan Waller.
Alternates: 16- Niall Annett, 17- Callum Black, 18- Joe Morris, 19- Joe Batley 20- Matti Williams, 21- Tom Dodd, 22- Gareth Simpson, 23- Jamie Shillcock.