London Irish U18s open their Premiership Rugby U18 league campaign against Gloucester U18s at Dean Close School tomorrow (kick-off 12pm).

Tarek Haffar, Joseph Vajner and Joe Keohane make up the front row with Josh Taylor and Sam Harding in the second row. Lucas Brooke starts at blindside flanker with George Davis at openside. Marcus Rhodes completes the pack at number 8.

Rory Morgan and Monty Bradbury form the half-back pairing with captain, Matthew Barrett and Will Joseph in the midfield. Jesper Hartikainen, Henry Arundell and Finley Brown make up the back three.

Rupert Reddish and Ethan Pawadyira are the front row replacements with Oscar Jansen, Edwin Zaimovic and Freddie Fearnley covering the second and back rows. Dan Ormond, Niall McGann and Ben Fitzgerald are the back replacements.

London Irish U18s:

15 Finley Brown, 14 Henry Arundell, 13 Will Joseph, 12 Matthew Barrett ©, 11 Jesper Hartikainen, 10 Monty Bradbury, 9 Rory Morgan, 1 Tarek Haffar, 2 Joseph Vajner, 3 Joe Keohane, 4 Josh Taylor, 5 Sam Harding, 6 Lucas Brooke, 7 George Davis, 8 Marcus Rhodes

Replacements: 16 Rupert Reddish, 17 Ethan Pawadyira, 18 Oscar Jansen, 19 Edwin Zaimovic, 20 Freddie Fearnley, 21 Dan Ormond, 22 Niall McGann, 23 Ben Fitzgerald

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