Heineken Cup
Sale Sharks v Munster
October 19, 2008
Sale and England scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth, Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks, Premiership, Welford Road, September 3 2006
Richard Wigglesworth again starts at 10 for Sale ahead of Charlie Hodgsin © Getty Images
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Sale Sharks have named their team for Sunday's Heineken Cup game against Munster at Edgeley Park.

Kristian Ormsby misses out after being handed a one match ban and Andrew Sheridan is still not fit enough to return after injuring his shoulder against London Irish. Mathew Tait returns after his hamstring injury and is named as one of the replacements.

Sale Director of Rugby Philippe Saint-Andre has again named England scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth at fly-half ahead of Charlie Hodgson, hinting at a potential danger being identified in Munster's marauding back-row.

Saint-Andre said, "The win against Clermont last week was a massive achievement but is now consigned to the record books. If we were to lose this weekend we would undo all the good work of last week. Munster may only just have won last week, but they are a great side and we expect a big performance from them on Sunday. Edgeley Park is sold out and it should be a great occasion for everyone."

Sale's win in Clermont impressed Munster coach Tony McGahan who said, "To win like they did out there says it all really. I watched the game and I thought they competed extremely hard in defence and made the very most of their opportunites when they arose.

"Added to that win and their form in the League, they've won four from five and conceded just four tries, and it gives you and idea of the size of the task we face over there. But we knew before this competition kicked off that there would be no easy games, home or away, so nothing has changed in that respect. We'll be looking to give a good account of ourselves and see where that takes us."

McGahan has made several changes form the side that narrowly beat Montauban last weekend, with Tomas O'Leary replacing Peter Stringer at scrum-half and Keith Earls switching to centre as Paul Warwick lends an expreienced head to the full-back jersey.

Sale Sharks: Rory Lamont, Mark Cueto, Luke McAlister, Rudi Keil, David Doherty, Richard Wigglesworth, Dwayne Peel, Lionel Faure, Neil Briggs, Eifion Roberts, Sebastien Chabal, Brent Cockbain, Chris Jones, Luke Abrahams, JM Fernandez Lobbe

Replacements: Marc Jones, Stuart Turner, Dean Schofield, Jason White, Charlie Hodgson, Mathew Tait, Chris Bell

Munster: Paul Warwick, Doug Howlett, Keith Earls, Lifeimi Mafi, Ian Dowling, Ronan O'Gara, Tomas O'Leary, Marcus Horan, Jerry Flannery, John Hayes, Donncha O'Callaghan, Paul O'Connell (c), Alan Quinlan, John O'Sullivan, David Wallace

Replacements:Denis Fogarty, Fredericio Pucciariello, Donnacha Ryan, Justin Melck, Peter Stringer, Barry Murphy, Denis Hurley

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