London Irish A will open their Premiership Rugby Shield account this evening (Monday 25 November) against Bristol Bears A at Hazelwood in the Round 1 fixture (kick-off 7pm). 

Declan Danaher has selected a side with a good mix of youth and experience with scrum-half Scott Steele captaining the side. 

Will Goodrick-Clarke, Ben Atkins and Luke Green start in the front row, with Chunya Munga and Ben Donnell combining in the second row. Jack Cooke, Josh Smart and Isaac Curtis-Harris are the back row trio. 

Theo Brophy Clews joins Scott Steele in the half back pairing with Phil Cokanasiga and Bryce Campbell in the midfield. Caolan Englefield, Tom Fowlie and Jacob Atkins make up the back three. 

Lovejoy Chawatama, Sam Collingridge and Izzy Moore-Aiono are named among the replacements. 

Entry is free for Season Ticket holders and Members on presentation of their Season Ticket/Membership card. Tickets are on sale on the gate for £5 for adults, U16s are free and on-site parking costs £5 per car and will be a first come, first served basis.

London Irish:

15. Jacob Atkins; 14. Caolan Englefield; 13. Bryce Campbell; 12. Phil Cokanasiga; 11. Tom Fowlie; 10. Theo Brophy Clews; 9. Scott Steele ©; 1. Will Goodrick-Clarke; 2. Ben Atkins; 3. Luke Green; 4. Chunya Munga; 5. Ben Donnell; 6. Jack Cooke; 7. Josh Smart; 8. Isaac Curtis-Harris

Replacements: 16. Nathan Langdon; 17. Brian O’Connor; 18. Lovejoy Chawatama; 19. Sam Collingridge; 20. Izzy Moore-Aiono; 21. Tom Smith; 22. Aaron Phillips; 23. Michael Dykes


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