INTERNATIONAL WATCH: Exiles on duty

16 November 2017

London Irish have five players away on international duty this weekend for the second round of autumn internationals.

Lasha Lomidze, Ciaran Hearn, Manasa Saulo, Aseli Tikoirotuma and Ofisa Treviranus will all wear their country’s colours with pride.

Lomidze, who played the full 80 minutes of Georgia’s 54-22 victory over Canada in Tbilisi last weekend, prepares himself for Saturday’s Test against Wales at the Principality Stadium (kick-off 2.30pm, live on BBC One).

Hearn started at centre for Canada in the Georgian capital and is set to feature against Spain in Madrid on Saturday as the Maple Leafs look to get their campaign back on track.

Meanwhile, Fijian pair Saulo and Tikoirotuma go toe to toe with an Ireland side full of confidence following their 38-3 triumph over South Africa at the Aviva Stadium.

The duo were involved in Fiji’s 19-10 defeat to Italy in the Sicilian city of Catania and will be keen to impress against Joe Schmidt’s side.

Experienced Samoan back row Treviranus, who played 20 minutes and bagged a try during his country’s narrow 44-38 loss at Scotland, starts against Romania in Bucharest this Saturday.

Saturday 18 November: Wales v Georgia (kick-off 2.30pm, live on BBC One)

Saturday 18 November: Spain v Canada (kick-off 2.45pm GMT)

Saturday 18 November: Romania v Samoa (kick-off 4pm GMT)

Saturday 18 November: Ireland v Fiji (kick-off 5.30pm)

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