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Danny Cipriani and Sale will go up against Leicester.
Danny Cipriani and Sale will go up against Leicester..

Danny Cipriani exclusive: Sale star previews Leicester clash

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Danny Cipriani is hoping that Sale can find something special this weekend as they take on Leicester in their final home game of the season.

It has been a strong campaign thus far for talented fly-half Cipriani and the Sharks, who lie just eight points adrift of the visitors ahead of Saturday's game at AJ Bell Stadium.

A win for Bryan Redpath's side would boost their hopes of securing a playoff berth, but Cipriani knows that they will be in for a tough test against one of the Aviva Premiership's biggest sides.

"Saturday is a big game against a strong Leicester team which always seems to be hitting form at the right time of the year," he told GiveMeSport.

"As long as I have watched professional rugby or played in it, Leicester has been a force to be reckoned with. This weekend is no different, with the power running of Goneva and Tuilagi and strong halfbacks whether it be Williams or Flood. A forward pack big in stature.

"We are going to have to find something special to beat them, especially as we are saying
goodbye to Peel, Gaskell, Thomas and Miller."

Cipriani - whose form for Sale this season has increased calls for him to return to the international fold with England - also hopes that his team are able to finish on positive note in front of their home supporters.

"We owe the boys and the fans this weekend to finish our last game on a high," he added.

When Sale and Leicester met earlier this season, the Sharks produced a rousing second-half fightback but eventually lost 30-23 in an enthralling encounter at Welford Road.

Sale should be rightly full of confidence heading into the return fixture, however, with Cipriani having inspired a thumping 55-12 victory over Exeter in their last top-flight tie.

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