When Bath Rugby leave the limbo finally that foregoes their double-header with Sale, they would prime themselves for a tough work. The Whites, Blue and Black know they have to play the Sharks twice in a week, they just do not know which week, or exactly how many days would break up the clashes yet.

If Steve Diamond’s team defeat Montpellier in European Challenge Cup quarter-final match on Friday night, they would travel to Rec in the coming Wednesday before they welcome Mike Ford’s charges on Sunday, 17th July.

But if they are shot down by one of the form teams from the Top 14, they would travel to West Country on 23rd July, Saturday. If the former befalls, Bath would have the vantage of twelve days’ rest equated to Sale’s 5 before the first encounter. Neal Hatley knows that Sale is in a tough spot at this point of time.

He said that they are waiting for the timings on this, but they would go back to back against them over a week – or 5 days and it is going to be tough. Fans are also eagerly awaiting the draw, with Liverugbytickets.co.uk expecting tickts to sell in record time.

Sale are a great team, especially at home. He had read somewhere that they have not lost at home for a year. He added that he read somewhere they have not lost at home for a year, so they are flacking like they have been for that top-6 position.

They have a huge pack and they are more than disputative in the midfield with the likes of Leota as well as Tuitupou, so they have 2 tough fixtures next.