Danny Cipriani missed a last-minute penalty as Sale Sharks had to settle for a 15-15 draw against Newcastle Falcons.
Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond was frustrated by his team's display as they were held to a draw by Newcastle.
All the team news for Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixtures, including the double header at Twickenham.
Former England fly-half Charlie Hodgson has announced he will retire from playing at the end of this season.
There were wins for Sale and Connacht in the Challenge Cup on Saturday while London Irish lost away to Grenoble.
World Cup winner Ben Franks could make his London Irish debut in Saturday's Challenge Cup trip to Grenoble.
Newport Gwent Dragons opened Challenge Cup campaign with a 30-12 bonus-point win over Sale Sharks at Rodney Parade.
A look back on all the Challenge Cup action from Saturday including Cardiff Blues v Calvisano and London Irish v Agen.
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