Live on ESPN: Fri 19.45: Newcastle are 4/6 (Ladbrokes) to beat Sale but the Skarks put in a mighty performance last week to beat Saracens.
Sale are just above Newcastle in the table and at 13/8 (Blue Square) could be in line to ruffle a few Falcon feathers. A 4 points headstart for Sale makes them 10/11 at Sportingbet.
Friday 7 January
Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks (19:45)
Sunday 9 January
Saracens v London Irish (15:00)