London Wasps Head Coach Shaun Edwards has made five changes to his side for Sunday's Aviva Premiership clash with Sale at Adams Park.
Ben Jacobs returns to the back line and Joe Ward, Joe Worsley, Simon Shaw and Dan Ward-Smith all return to the pack.
In a positional switch, Richard Haughton moves to full-back, where he has shown true class this season, with Mark van Gisbergen moving to the bench, allowing Jacobs to return to the starting team on the wing.
Ward and Tom Lindsay swap places with Ward starting at hooker. Shaw returns from international duty to take his place in the second row, whilst Ward-Smith has recovered from injury to start at number eight.
"It is vital that we win this weekend to get our season back on track. Games between ourselves and Sale have been traditionally very close and competitive," said coach Edwards.
The game against Sale comes in the week that Wasps announced the signing of Sharks centre Chris Bell who will join the London club on a three year deal next season.
Meanwhile, hooker Neil Briggs returns for Sale Sharks. Briggs has been sidelined through a training ground injury since November. His last game was against Northampton Saints.
Sharks have announced the signing of Moldovan prop Vadim Cobalas from VVA-Podmoskovye Monino on an 18-month contract.
The club will be announcing three more signings and several re-signings from Tuesday of next week.
London Wasps: 15 Richard Haughton, 14 Ben Jacobs, 13 Dominic Waldouck, 12 Riki Flutey, 11 David Lemi, 10 Dave Walder, 9 Joe Simpson, 8 Dan Ward-Smith, 7 Joe Worsley, 6 John Hart, 5 Richard Birkett (c), 4 Simon Shaw, 3 Ben Broster, 2 Joe Ward, 1 Tim Payne.
Replacements:16 Tom Lindsay, 17 Bob Baker, 18 Zak Taulafo, 19 Joe Launchbury, 20 James Cannon, 21 Nic Berry, 22 Mark van Gisbergen, 23 Andy Powell
Sale Sharks: 15 Rob Miller, 14 Tom Brady, 13 Chris Bell, 12 Kyle Tonetti, 11 Ben Cohen, 10 Charlie Hodgson, 9 Dwayne Peel, 8 Sisaro Koyamaibole 7 Neil McMillan, 6 James Gaskell (c), 5 Sean Cox, 4 Chris Jones, 3 Henry Thomas, 2 Neil Briggs, 1 Lee Imiolek,
Replacements: 16 Aston Croall, 17 Simon McIntyre, 18 Jack Forster, 19 Wame Lewaravu, 20 Nic Rouse, 21 Will Cliff, 22 Nick Macleod, 23 Paul Williams.
Date: Sunday, March 6
Venue: Adams Park
Referee: Dave Pearson
Assistant referees: Andrew Pearce, Roy Maybank