Sharks return to Heywood Road for the final warm up game before the season starts

By Peter Trollope at

Josh Beaumont says he can’t wait to return to action tonight, as the Sharks take on Edinburgh in the final pre-season friendly at Heywood Road

 The Full Squad is for the game, which kicks off at 7pm, is : Byron McGuigan, Paulo Odogwu, Charlie Ingall, Will Addison, Jonny Leota, Sam Bedlow, Sam James, Nick Scott, Nev Edwards, AJ MacGinty, Dan Mugford, Peter Stringer, James Mitchell, Mike Phillips, Ross Harrison, Eifion Lewis Roberts, James Flynn, Neil Briggs, Rob Webber, Curtis Langdon, Halani Aulika, Keiran Longbottom, Brian Mujati, Jonathan Mills, George Nott, Lou Reed, Andrei Ostrikov, Cameron Neild, David Seymour, TJ Ioane, Magnus Lund, Josh Beaumont, and Lawrence Pearce.

 Steve Diamond said, “The players did well last weekend against Fylde but we need to continue the momentum against Edinburgh who are a good Pro 12 side.

“This is our final warm up game so all the players will get some game time and places are up for grabs for the opening Aviva Premiership game at Newcastle Falcons in a fortnight’s time.

”The whole squad have worked hard in pre-season and are all hungry for game time. They all want to be included in the 23 at Newcastle.”