<1r>Six players, Dermody, Casey, Ojo , Hodgson, Lamb and Roche all return to the starting line up. Jamie Lennard retains his position as fullback.
Toby Booth, London Irish Head Coach said: "There's been a different buzz in training this week. We're refreshed and excited to be getting back into the Premiership.
"We're looking forward to a game with some free flowing, quick ball which allows opportunities for attack. As winter conditions start to come into play dominance in the set piece will also be key in pressurising defences in order to get the rewards."
15. Jamie Lennard; 14. Topsy Ojo*; 13. Elvis Seveali’i*; 12. Daniel Bowden; 11. Jonathan Joseph; 10. Ryan Lamb; 9. Paul Hodgson*; 1. Clarke Dermody (c)*; 2. David Paice*; 3. Faan Rautenbach*; 4. Nick Kennedy*; 5. Bob Casey*; 6. Kieran Roche; 7. Steffon Armitage*; 8. Chris Hala’ufia*
16. James Buckland; 17.Alex Corbisiero; 18. Paulica Ion*; 19. Matt Garvey; 20. Richard Thorpe; 21. Marcus Watson; 22. Chris Malone; 23. Darren Allinson.
* Denotes international
Head Coach: Toby Booth; Attack Coach: Mike Catt; Defence Coach: Dave Ellis.