Irish name side to face I Cavalieri Prato

London Irish Club Captain, Declan Danaher, returns to the Exiles starting line-up for tomorrow evening’s round one Amlin Cup tie against I Cavalieri Prato at Madejski Stadium (kick-off 8pm).

John Yapp, Jimmy Stevens and Jamie Hagan make up the front row with Nic Rouse and Bryn Evans forming the second row partnership. Blair Cowan, Jebb Sinclair and Declan Danaher make up the back row. Danaher will captain the side.

Myles Dorrian and Darren Allinson make their first competitive starts this season in the halves with Sailosi Tagicakibau and Fergus Mulchrone in the centre. Andrew Fenby, Tom Fowlie and Alex Lewington make up the back three.

Brian Smith, Exiles Director of Rugby said: “We have rotated the squad this week to allow our squad players a chance to show what they can do. I Cavalieri Prato will be very passionate tomorrow night and will come to the Madejski looking to cause an upset so we have prepared accordingly for that.”

London Irish team to face I Cavalieri Prato:

15. Alex Lewington; 14. Tom Fowlie; 13.Fergus Mulchrone; 12. Sailosi Tagicakibau*; 11. Andrew Fenby; 10. Myles Dorrian; 9. Darren Allinson; 1. John Yapp*; 2. Jimmy Stevens; 3. Jamie Hagan*; 4. Nic Rouse; 5. Bryn Evans*; 6. Declan Danaher (Captain); 7. Jebb Sinclair*; 8. Blair Cowan

Replacements: 16. Richard Palframan; 17. Jonny Harris; 18. Leo Halavatau; 19. George Skivington; 20. Ofisa Treviranus*; 21. Topsy Ojo* 22. Shane Geraghty*; 23. Tomás O’Leary*

*Denotes International

I Cavalieri Prato:

15. Toby Browne; 14. Matte Falsaperla; 13. Denis Majstorovic; 12. Gabriele Manganiello; 11. Abou Souare; 10. Jacopo Zucconi; 9. Pino Patelli (Captain); 1. Robi Tenga; 2. Andrea Lupetti; 3. Rudy Biancotti; 4. Alessandro Boscolo; 5. Filippo Gerosa; 6. Alfonso Damiani; 7. Diego Delnevo;
8. Gabriele Cicchinelli

Replacements:16. Lorenzo Giovanchelli; 17. Cherif Traore; 18. Nicolas De Gregori; 19. Alberto Saccardo; 20. Leonardo Della Ratta; 21. Alessandro Lunardi; 22. Ivan Crestini; 23. Ale Devodier


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