Hala'ufia back to play Wasps in LV=Cup

Chris Hala’ufia will make his first start of 2014 as he returns to the London Irish back row for tomorrow afternoon’s LV=Cup match against London Wasps at Adams Park (kick-off 3pm).

Jebb Sinclair and Kieran Low will join the Tongan number 8 in the back row with Nic Rouse and Bryn Evans forming the second row combination for the third week in a row. John Yapp, Mike Mayhew and Leo Halavatau make up the front row.

Tomás O’Leary and Shane Geraghty will again partner at half back with Guy Armitage and Fergus Mulchrone in the centre. Sailosi Tagicakibau, Topsy Ojo and Tom Homer make up the back three.

Brian Smith, Exiles Director of Rugby said: “We have made a few changes to the side for tomorrow’s match but we want to maintain the momentum we have gathered over the last few weeks. It is also a chance for us to look at players returning from injury as we lead back into the Aviva Premiership.”

London Irish team to face London Wasps:

15. Tom Homer; 14. Topsy Ojo*; 13. Fergus Mulchrone; 12. Guy Armitage; 11. Sailosi Tagicakibau*; 10. Shane Geraghty* (Captain); 9. Tomás O’Leary*; 1. John Yapp*; 2. Mike Mayhew; 3. Leo Halavatau; 4. Bryn Evans*; 5. Nic Rouse; 6. Kieran Low*; 7. Jebb Sinclair*; 8. Chris Hala’ufia*

Replacements: 16. Jimmy Stevens; 17. Matt Parr; 18. Jamie Hagan*; 19. Gerard Ellis; 20. Blair Cowan; 21. Andrew Fenby; 22. Myles Dorrian; 23. Sean Kennedy

*Denotes International

London Wasps team to play London Irish

15. Tommy Bell
14. Tom Howe
13. Will Helu
12. Andrew Suniula
11. Josh Bassett
10. Joe Carlisle
9. Charlie Davies (c)
1. Taione Vea
2. Tom Lindsay
3. Will Taylor
4. Esteban Lozada
5. James Cannon
6. Ed Jackson
7. Matt Everard
8. Rory Pitman

16. Kevin Davies
17. Ricky Reeves
18. Phil Swainston
19. Will Rowlands
20. Guy Thompson
21. Matt Heeks
22. Andrea Masi
23. Charlie Hayter

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