The Exiles have named the team for tomorrow’s trip to Kingsholm Stadium to take on Gloucester in Round 18 of the Gallagher Premiership (kick-off 4:30pm, live on BT Sport).
Agustin Creevy starts after scoring on his debut last week and is joined in the front row by Harry Elrington and Sekope Kepu. George Nott and Sebastian de Chaves combine in the second row.
Matt Rogerson starts at blindside flanker, with Blair Cowan captaining the side from openside flanker. Albert Tuisue concludes the pack in the number 8 jersey.
Nick Phipps and Paddy Jackson are the halfback duo, as Terrence Hepetema and Matt Williams are set to link up in the centres.
Once again, the Irish back three is made up of the club’s Academy graduates. Ben Loader and Ollie Hassell-Collins start on either wing and Tom Homer is given the 15 shirt.
“Kingsholm is a tough place to go and play rugby, regardless of the fact that there won’t be a crowd” said Declan Kidney, Director of Rugby.
“The squad has been training well since our last match, and we are keen to take that into the match on Saturday.”
15 Tom Homer, 14 Ben Loader, 13 Matt Williams, 12 Terrence Hepetema, 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Nick Phipps. 1 Harry Elrington, 2 Agustin Creevy, 3 Sekope Kepu, 4 George Nott, 5 Sebastian de Chaves, 6 Matt Rogerson, 7 Blair Cowan ©, 8 Albert Tuisue
16 Matt Cornish, 17 Will Goodrick-Clarke, 18 Ollie Hoskins, 19 Jack Cooke, 20 Ben Donnell, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Ross Neal, 23 James Stokes
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