Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Momentum Key for Sharks Boss ; RUGBY UNION

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Momentum Key for Sharks Boss ; RUGBY UNION

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SALE Sharks are aiming for their 200th Premiership victory tonight when they host Gloucester Rugby.

Director of rugby Steve Diamond has been forced to make one change from last week's victory over Harlequins, with Cameron Neild coming in to replace the injured TJ Ioane at flanker.

Peter Stringer is set to make his first appearance of the season, if called off the bench. Neild played 78 minutes last week after the injury to Ioane and was second only to Thomas Waldrom on the ball- carries chart with 23. Sharks, who are one of the six ever-presents in the 20 years of the Premiership, stand on 199 victories in the competition.

"I think we just need some momentum, we need two wins on the bounce," said Diamond.

"We've got Gloucester coming who are a really good attacking side and they have scored 50 points already this year. …

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