George Stowers comes in at number 8 and Ryan Lamb will play at fly half against his old club after scoring 12 points with the boot last week. Adam Thompstone will start his third consecutive game on his comeback from injury and Seilala Mapusua once again captains the side.
London Irish head coach Toby Booth Said: “There is still an opportunity to progress in the LV= Cup and so our foot remains firmly on the pedal. Kingsholm is never an easy place to go, but we’re going there focused, with confidence and we’ll do everything in our power to come away with the right result.”
15. Topsy Ojo*; 14. Adam Thompstone; 13. Seilala Mapusua* (captain); 12. Dan Bowden; 11. Sailosi Tagicakibau*; 10. Ryan Lamb; 9. Darren Allinson; 1. Dan Murphy; 2. Brian Blaney; 3. Paulica Ion*; 4. Nick Kennedy*; 5. Kieran Roche; 6. Jamie Gibson; 7. Steffon Armitage*; 8. George Stowers*
Replacements: 16. Rob Herring; 17. Will Johnson*; 18. Max Lahiff; 19. Chris Hala’ufia*; 20. Richard Thorpe; 21. Elvis Seveali’i*; 22. Chris Malone 23. Alfredo Lalanne*
* Denotes international
Head Coach: Toby Booth; Attack Coach: Mike Catt; Defence Coach: Dave Ellis