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  1. Squads

    Harlequins v Sale Sharks (19:45 BST)

    Harlequins: Morris; Yarde, Marchant, Roberts, Visser; Smith, Care; Marler, Ward, Collier, Merrick, Horwill (capt), Robshaw, Clifford, Luamanu.

    Replacements: Elia, Lambert, Swainston, Matthews, Glynn, Lewis, Swiel, Alofa.

    Sale Sharks: Haley; Solomona, James, Jennings, McGuigan; MacGinty, de Klerk; Harrison, Jones, Tarus, Evans, Beaumont, Ross (capt), B Curry, Strauss.

    Replacements: Webber, Flynn, Auilka, Ostrikov, Ioane, Neild, Cliff, O'Connor.

    Referee: Matthew Carley.

  2. Team news

    Harlequins v Sale Sharks (19:45 BST)

    Harlequins make four changes to the starting XV which lost 30-22 at Northampton Saints last time out.

    Captain James Horwill returns at lock, while England internationals Joe Marler and Chris Robshaw are back in the pack alongside prop Will Collier.

    Sale make one change from the side that ran in eight tries in their 57-10 thrashing of Gloucester on Friday.

    Marc Jones comes in for hooker Rob Webber in the Sharks' only change for Friday's trip to west London.

  3. Match facts

    Harlequins v Sale Sharks (19:45 BST)

    • Harlequins have suffered successive defeats at home - by Leicester and at Northampton - the first time they had lost two games in a row at The Stoop since September 2013.
    • Sale's 57-10 win over Gloucester last weekend was their highest Premiership score in 13 years, since beating Worcester 57-3 in 2004.
    • The Sharks have lost their past nine away Premiership games since winning at Bristol last October. And they have won just once at The Stoop in nine visits.
    • The last four Premiership meetings between these two clubs have all been won by the home side, although Sale did win at The Stoop last season in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.