Tomás O’Leary to captain Exiles in LDH opener

Ireland International Tomás O’Leary will captain London Irish tomorrow afternoon as they open their Aviva Premiership campaign against Saracens at Twickenham (kick-off 2pm).

Matt Parr, David Paice and Halani Aulika make up the front row. Nic Rouse will partner New Zealand International, Bryn Evans in the second row and Jon Fisher, Kieran Low and Ofisa Treviranus will play together in the back row.

Ian Humphreys will partner O’Leary in the halves with Eamonn Sheridan and Guy Armitage forming the centre combination. England International, Marland Yarde will join Sailosi Tagicakibau and Topsy Ojo in the back three.”

Brian Smith, Exiles Director of Rugby said: “Our players have been back in training since June 3 and have been looking forward to the 7th September for some time. It is always a privilege to play in front of a big crowd at Twickenham and the squad are ready to go.”

London Irish team to face Saracens:

15. Topsy Ojo*; 14. Marland Yarde*; 13. Guy Armitage; 12. Eamonn Sheridan; 11. Sailosi Tagicakibau*; 10. Ian Humphreys; 9. Tomás O’Leary* (Captain); 1. Matt Parr; 2. David Paice*; 3. Halani Aulika*; 4. Nic Rouse; 5. Bryn Evans*; 6. Kieran Low; 7. Ofisa Treviranus*; 8. Jon Fisher

Replacements: 16. Jimmy Stevens; 17 John Yapp*; 18. Leo Halavatau; 19. Declan Danaher; 20. Chris Hala’ufia*; 21. Andrew Fenby; 22. Shane Geraghty*; 23. Darren Allinson

*Denotes International


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