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England Students back row Josh Beaumont handed Sale start

10 January 2013

  • Josh Beaumont to make debut for Sale Sharks
  • England Students back row in line to face Montpellier
Josh Beaumont

Photo: Tania Richards

England Students back row Josh Beaumont, son of England, British Lions and Fylde legend Bill Beaumont, has been named in Sale Sharks' starting XV to face Montpellier in Round 5 of the Heineken Cup tonight (Friday, January 11), kick off 8pm.

Beaumont will be hoping to impress on his Sale debut ahead of the Students' first game of the season against Portugal in two week's time.

Dave Seymour returns as captain for his side in the third and final Heineken Cup home match of the season for the Aviva Premiership strugglers.

While chances of qualification have gone after back-to-back defeats to high-flying Toulon, Sale are determined to finish with a flourish and hopefully earn ranking points for future years in the competition.

Mark Cueto, who levelled the Premiership try-scoring record against Worcester, moves to centre and plays alongside England Under 20's Mark Jennings, who scored a great try in the opening round against Cardiff Blues.

Sale Sharks: 15 Cameron Shepherd 14 Tom Brady 13 Mark Cueto 12 Mark Jennings 11 Charlie Amesbury 10 Danny Cipriani 9 Will Cliff 1 Aston Croall 2 Marc Jones 3 Vadim Cobilas 4 Richie Gray 5 Tom Holmes 6 James Doyle 7 David Seymour (c) 8 Josh Beaumont Replacements: 16 Tom Cruse 17 Ross Harrison 18 Tony Buckley 19 Kearnan Myall 20 Tommy Taylor 21 Nathan Fowles 22 Rob Miller 23 Jordan Davies