Sale have completed the loan signing of hooker Andy Titterrell as part of their continued partnership with Championship side Leeds Carnegie.
Leeds skipper Titterrell returns to his former employers whilst scrum-half Will Cliff and centre Jordan Davies head in the opposite direction.
Titterrell was a Premiership winner with the Sharks during his first spell at the club between 2000 and 2007 and moves back to Edgeley Park until the end of January when he will return to Leeds ahead of the Championship play-offs.
Cliff and Davies go to Leeds with immediate effect for the remainder of the season and could be part of the squad for this Saturday's final pool game in the British & Irish Cup game at Pontypridd.
"This is not a decision we have taken lightly as Andy is a huge part of our club and where we want to be in the future," said Leeds Carnegie Chief Executive Gary Hetherington.
"However, we recognise the fact that we have an excellent relationship with Sale and the fact that Andy would have no interest in playing for any other Premiership club other than the Sharks, who he still has a close bond with.
"We already have Tommy Bell and Iain Thornley on loan from Sale for the entire season and both players have been outstanding for us and the addition of Will Cliff and Jordan Davies will strengthen our squad in key positions for our promotion push in the New Year."
Titterrell, who made 122 Premiership appearances for the Sharks in his first stint in the north-west of England, is looking forward to playing in the top flight once again.
"This was a very difficult decision to make because we are building something special at Leeds Carnegie. However, I know the relationship with Sale is an important one for the club and I am looking forward to returning to the Sharks until the end of January," he explained.
"We have always said that our focus is on finishing the season strongly at Leeds and hopefully I will be able to contribute on my return as we look for our immediate promotion back to the Premiership.
"I go to the Sharks safe in the knowledge that we have got good hookers at Leeds Carnegie in Scott Freer, Phil Nilsen and Harry Hannan and I will certainly be keeping in touch with the guys whilst I am away however playing wise my immediate focus will be on doing my very best on the pitch for Sale."
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