Scotland coach Frank Hadden will be watching closely as Rory Lamont returns to action in Sale's Guinness Premiership clash with Leeds.
Lamont, his country’s player of the year in 2007, was ruled out of last weekend’s RBS 6 Nations defeat to Wales with shoulder and ankle problems.Scotland missed him badly.
They have not scored a try in two championship games and Hadden will want all his attacking options available for next weekend’s trip to face Ireland at Croke Park.
Lamont, who has scored eight times in nine appearances for Sale this season, starts on the wing tonight as the Sharks look to keep up their hunt for a top four finish.
Fifth-placed Sale, who have never lost to Leeds and are unbeaten at home all season, also welcome newly-capped England scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth back from international duty, while French prop Lionel Faure starts.
Sale boss Philippe Saint-Andre said: “It should be a very competitive game as we both need to win for different reasons.
“We need the points to keep up our top-four challenge and Leeds need the points in the efforts to pull away from the foot of the table.
“The game at Headingley earlier in the season saw us under the hammer in the early part of the game but we weathered the storm and returned home winners."