Larrechea returns for Sharks
Dragons v Sale
By Ben Blackmore. Last Updated: 28/10/05 12:00pm
Heineken Cup, Rodney Parade, Friday October 28, KO 19.30pm
Sale have made two changes to their starting line-up and two tactical alterations for the trip to Rodney Parade.
Daniel Larrechea, who was a late absentee from the Sharks' superb win against Munster, has recovered from his ankle injury and will take the place of Steve Hanley.
Larrechea's return means that Jason Robinson, who scored the clinching try last week, will move from full back to the wing to accommodate the club's first choice number 15.
In the forwards, Philippe Saint-Andre has decided to bulk up in the second row, with Dean Schofield coming in for Jason White.
White's omission leaves a vacancy at blindside, which will be filled by Chris Jones, who moves from lock to partner Magnus Lund and Sebastien Chabal in the back row.
One further absentee comes on the bench, where Barry Stewart misses the game due to the imminent birth of his baby.
Meanwhile, the Dragons have made just one change to the team that lost at Castres.
The hosts have kept a settled backline, including scrum half Gareth Cooper and Ceri Sweeney, who will start at inside centre.
The one change comes in the second row, where Luke Charteris is preferred to Peter Sidoli as Ian Gough's jumping partner.
The only other alterations come on the replacements bench, which sees Gethin Robinson and Richard Bryan replaced by Adam Black and Jamie Ringer.
Young talent Richard Fussell has also done enough to warrant a place in the 22.
Newport Gwent Dragons team: 15-K Morgan; 14-G Wyatt, 13-S Tuipulotu, 12-C Sweeney, 11-B Breeze; 10-C Warlow, 9-G Cooper; 1-D Maddocks, 2-S Jones, 3-R Thomas, 4-I Gough, 5-L Charteris, 6-A Hall, 7-J Forster, 8-M Owen.
Replacements: A Brown, A Black, P Sidoli, J Ringer, G Baber, J Bryant, R Fussell.
Sale team: 15-Daniel Larrechea, 14-Mark Cueto, 13-Mark Taylor, 12-Elvis Sevealai'I, 11-Jason Robinson, 10-Charlie Hodgson, 9-Sililo Martens, 1-Andrew Sheridan, 2-Sebastien Bruno, 3-Stuart Turner, 4-Ignacio Fernandez-Lobbe, 5-Dean Schofield, 6-Chris Jones, 7-Magnus Lund, 8-Sebastien Chabal
Replacements From: Andy Titterrell, Ben Coutts, Nathan Bonner-Evans, Chris Day, Jason White, Valentin Courrent, Robert Todd, Richard Wigglesworth, Oriol Ripol
|(+4) Dragons 10/11 v Sale 10/11 -|
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