Thomas back for Sharks
January 24, 2008

Sale Sharks welcome back Lee Thomas for tomorrow night's Guinness Premiership clash with Harlequins at Edgeley Park.

Thomas returns at inside centre in a line-up that also features England internationals Mark Cueto, Charlie Hodgson and Andrew Sheridan.

Other Six Nations-bound players include Scotland's Jason White and Rory Lamont.

Ahead of the clash Head Coach Kingsley Jones commented," It will be a very tough game. The conditions are bound to be very heavy after all the rain we have had over the last week.

"Quins will be desperate to get something out of the game, they have had a tough run recently and results have not been going their way.

"Selection has been difficult recently on who to pick and who to leave out but believe me competition is fierce and all the players need to be hungry when they pull on a Sharks jersey.

"We know we are going to lose a few players during the Six Nations but the next few weeks will shape our season and we want to be involved in a trophy hunt at the end of the season.

"We need to get back on track in the Premiership. We played poorly at London Irish and the players know this.

"Against Montpellier last week we threw away a chance to be top seeds by trying to play too much rugby. We know where we went wrong and need to learn from this."

Sale Sharks:
Mark Cueto, Rory Lamont, Luke McAlister, Lee Thomas, Oriol Ripol, Charlie Hodgson, Richard Wigglesworth, Andrew Sheridan, Sebastien Bruno, Stuart Turner, Chris Jones, Dean Schofield, Jason White, Magnus Lund, Sebastien Chabal

Replacements :
Neil Briggs, Eifion Roberts, Sean Cox, Nathan Bonner Evans, Sililo Martens, Chris Bell, Chris Mayor


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