29 September 2020

London Irish has named the team to take on league leaders Exeter Chiefs tomorrow at Sandy Park (kick-off 5:30pm).

Harry Elrington, Matt Cornish and Ollie Hoskins make up the front row, with George Nott and Sebastian de Chaves combining in the second row.

Matt Rogerson, who captains the side, is at blindside flanker and Ben Donnell is at openside flanker. Albert Tuisue completes the pack from the number 8 berth.

Ben Meehan and Paddy Jackson are the halfback duo, with Phil Cokanasiga and Curtis Rona forming the centre partnership.

London Irish Academy graduates make up the back three, as Ollie Hassell-Collins and Ben Loader are named on the wings, with Tom Homer at fullback.

“Exeter are the league leaders and having reached the European Cup final last week, they will be full of confidence” said Declan Kidney, Director of Rugby.

“But it will be a great opportunity for us to test ourselves against one of the top teams in Europe.”

London Irish:
15 Tom Homer, 14 Ben Loader, 13 Curtis Rona, 12 Phil Cokanasiga, 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Ben Meehan, 1 Harry Elrington, 2 Matt Cornish, 3 Ollie Hoskins, 4 George Nott, 5 Sebastian de Chaves, 6 Matt Rogerson (c), 7 Ben Donnell, 8 Albert Tuisue

Replacements:
16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Will Goodrick-Clarke, 18 Lovejoy Chawatama, 19 Chunya Munga, 20 Jack Cooke, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Theo Brophy Clews, 23 James Stokes

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