Wigglesworth ready to fight

Sale star keen to stake his claim

By Joe Drabble.   Last Updated: 25/01/08 12:50pm

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Wigglesworth: Ready to prove his talent

Wigglesworth: Ready to prove his talent

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Sale scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth will have an ideal opportunity to showcase his England claims for the RBS Six Nations Championship when he lines up against Harlequins on Friday night.

The match, which is live on Sky Sports 1 from 7.30pm pits Wigglesworth up against current England number nine Andy Gomarsall - who can only make the Quins bench.

The 24-year-old will also be looking to make a statement to current Sale head coach Kingsley Jones who has recently announced the capture of Wales and Lions scrum-half Dwayne Peel from Llanelli Scarlets for next season.

Challenge

Wigglesworth said: "I am not going to say I was delighted when the news [Peel's signing] got announced.

"I went into the office and spoke with Philippe [Sharks rugby director Philippe Saint-Andre] about it.

"He was very positive about me and he sees me as a big part of his plans, and I hope that continues.

"This is a huge challenge - he [Peel] is a British Lion and a quality player - but I back myself to play.

"I will make Dwayne work for every minute he plays in a Sale shirt."

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