Match Report 

29 Dec 2013: London Irish v Gloucester

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Match Report: 29 Dec 2013 London Irish v Gloucester

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Fixture Type: Aviva Premiership

Match Date: Sun 29 Dec 2013

Kick Off: 14:00

Venue: Madejski Stadium

Referee: Andrew Small

TV Match Official: Graham Hughes

Assistant Referee: Nigel Carrick

Assistant Referee: Paul Burton

Ofisa Treviranus will start for London Irish in the back row on Sunday afternoon for the Aviva Premiership match against Gloucester at Madejski Stadium (kick-off 2pm).

The Samoa International will play alongside Blair Cowan and Kieran Low. George Skivington and Ian Gough will partner in the second row with Matt Parr, Jimmy Stevens and CJ Van Der Linde in the front row.

Tomás O'Leary and Ian Humphreys will form the half back combination and Eamonn Sheridan and Fergus Mulchrone will continue to play together in the centre. Alex Lewington returns to the back three to play alongside Topsy Ojo and James O'Connor.

London Irish Director of Rugby, Brian Smith said: "We've had a very good preparation for the match and we're looking forward to our supporters coming out in numbers to see us at home on Sunday. The players are ready to go and we expect a fierce battle with Gloucester in every department."

London Irish team to play Gloucester

15. James O'Connor*; 14. Topsy Ojo*; 13. Fergus Mulchrone; 12. Eamonn Sheridan; 11. Alex Lewington; 10. Ian Humphreys; 9. Tomás O'Leary*; 1. Matt Parr; 2. Jimmy Stevens; 3. CJ Van Der Linde*; 4. George Skivington (Captain); 5. Ian Gough*; 6. Kieran Low*; 7. Ofisa Treviranus*; 8. Blair Cowan

Replacements: 16. Mike Mayhew; 17. John Yapp*; 18. Leo Halavatau; 19. Nic Rouse; 20. Jebb Sinclair*; 21. Andrew Fenby; 22. Shane Geraghty*; 23. Ed Hoadley

* Denotes International