Young London Irish Talent Steps Up For LV= Cup

Rising stars Marcus Watson, Marland Yarde and Guy Armitage make their starting debuts for the London Irish first team as the club travels to take on Sale Sharks in the first round of the LV= Cup on Friday night, KO 19.45.

<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. ”

Team


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*

Replacements


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.

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