22 December 2015
London Irish faced Wasps in the A League last night. The Exiles fielded a team which featured many Academy players and although the game turned into a one sided affair for Wasps, it provided these young players with an opportunity to get more game time under their belt.
The first half saw Wasps run in four unanswered tries, with a half time score of 0 – 24.
Despite a tough opening half, Irish started the second half strongly with AASE player Connor Hayhow receiving an excellent pass of Conor Murphy to dive in at the corner with Christian Lewis-Pratt.
The fight back was to be short lived, however, with Wasps collecting a further two tries in the game to leave a final score of 7 – 36.
London Irish A
15. Tom Halse; 14. Joe Cokanasiga; 13. Dominic Waldouck; 12. Ross Neal; 11. Christian Lewis-Pratt; 10. Theo Brophy Clews; 9. Connor Murphy; 1. Johnny Harris; 2. Tom Cruse; 3. Geoff Cross; 4. Ollie Curry; 5. Stephen Gardiner; 6. Luke Frost; 7. Jarrod Leat; 8. Tom McDonald
Replacements: 16. Curtis Langdon; 17. Harry Elrington; 18. Joe Tarant; 19. Theo Vukasinovic; 20. Austin Hay; 21. Callum Watson; 22. Connor Hayhow; 23. Sam Evans
15. Owain James; 14. Conor Dolan; 13. Brendan Macken; 12. James Downey; 11. Josh Bassett; 10. Alex Lozowski; 9. Jamie Stevenson; 1. Tom West; 2. George Edgson; 3. Will Stuart; 4. James Cannon; 5. Jacob Turner; 6. Alex Rieder; 7. Thomas Young; 8. Guy Thompson
Replacements: 16. Lewid Grinsell; 17. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo; 18. Bertie Haskins; 19. Jack Willis; 20. Will Wilson; 21. Tom Bliss; 22. Connor Eastgate; 23. Matt Ilube