The Warrriors have won the last three clashes between the two sides on their home patch, but they will go head-to-head with a Sharks side that blitzed Biarritz Olympique in Round One, winning 33-10. Joe Ford carried off the man of the match award thanks to his 16 points, while Russian lock Andrei Ostrikov crossed for one of three tries in a comfortable victory.
Whoever comes out on top in this game will be well placed to push for the top spot in the Pool. The Warriors face back-to-back games with Biarritz in December, while the Sharks will meet Oyonnax.
- This is the first time Worcester have met another English club in the pool stage of the Amlin Challenge Cup.
- The Warriors have faced English opposition in the knockout stage before, beating Northampton and Newcastle in 2006 and 2008 respectively before losing to Gloucester and Bath in the same years.
- Sale secured their largest ever away win in this competition on their last trip on the road, beating Rugby Club La Vila 69-10.
- Worcester have won their last three home games against Sale in the English Premiership, this after a run of four straight defeats against the Sharks.