<1r>Flanker, Richard Thorpe, makes a welcome return to the squad for the first time since August. Academy star and Lock, Kieran Low makes his starting debut for the first team.
London Irish Head Coach, Toby Booth, said: “We’re looking forward to getting onto the field, getting some good momentum and demonstrating the depth of talent we have.”
15. Jamie Lennard; 14. Marcus Watson; 13. Elvis Seveali’i*; 12. Daniel Bowden; 11. Jonathan Joseph; 10. Chris Malone; 9. Darren Allinson; 1. Dan Murphy; 2. David Paice*; 3. Faan Rautenbach*; 4. Nick Kennedy (c)*; 5. Matt Garvey; 6. Kieran Low; 7. Steffon Armitage*; 8. Chris Hala’ufia*
16. James Buckland; 17. Alex Corbisiero; 18. Paulica Ion*; 19. Bob Casey*; 20. Richard Thorpe; 21. Topsy Ojo*; 22. Marland Yarde; 23. Ryan Lamb.
* Denotes international
Head Coach: Toby Booth; Attack Coach: Mike Catt; Defence Coach: Dave Ellis.