<1r>Elvis Seveali’i captains the squad which also includes talented young Exiles Matt Garvey, Jonathan Joseph, Kieran Low and Sam Edgerley. Summer signing Darren Allinson makes his first competitive start for the club as scrum-half.
London Irish Head Coach, Toby Booth, said: “We’re looking forward to getting into the LV= Cup. As a squad we’re right where we want to be competitively not least down to some outstanding performances from our young players. Moving into this tournament gives us the chance to bring fresh legs to the game and showcase the depth of talent we have. ”
15. Jamie Lennard; 14. Marland Yarde; 13. Elvis Seveali’i (C)*; 12. Guy Armitage; 11. Marcus Watson; 10. Chris Malone; 9. Darren Allinson; 1. Dan Murphy; 2. David Paice*; 3. James Tideswell; 4. Gary Johnson; 5. Matt Garvey; 6. Kieran Roche; 7. Steffon Armitage*; 8. Chris Hala’ufia*
16. Brian Blaney; 17. Alex Corbisiero; 18. Paulica Ion*; 19. Kieran Low; 20. David Sisi; 21. Jonathan Joseph; 22. Sam Edgerley; 23. Alfredo Lalanne*
* Denotes international
Head Coach: Toby Booth; Attack Coach: Mike Catt; Defence Coach: Dave Ellis.