Richard Palframan will make his first Aviva Premiership start this weekend as one of Glenn Delaney’s four changes to his starting line up to face Sale Sharks on Sunday 12th April at the Madejski Stadium (kick-off 3pm).

Palframan, named at tight head, joins Tom Court and David Paice in the front row. George Skivington captains the side from second row alongside Nic Rouse with Jebb Sinclair coming onto the blind side with Blair Cowan and Tom Guest in the back row.

Scott Steele is joined by Chris Noakes in the half backs, with Fergus Mulchrone starting at 12 and Eoin Griffin outside him. In the back three Alex Lewington and Topsy Ojo start on the wings with Andrew Fenby at fullback.

Speaking of his selection London Irish Head Coach, Glenn Delaney, said; “We have made a few changes for this week. A few players picked up niggles last week and others have really impressed on the training pitch so have earned their chance.”

London Irish team to play Sale Sharks:

15. Andrew Fenby; 14. Topsy Ojo*; 13. Eoin Griffin; 12. Fergus Mulchrone; 11. Alex Lewington; 10. Chris Noakes; 9. Scott Steele; 1. Tom Court*; 2. David Paice*; 3. Richard Palframan; 4. George Skivington (Captain); 5. Nic Rouse; 6. Jebb Sinclair*; 7. Blair Cowan*; 8. Tom Guest

Replacements: 16. Jimmy Stevens; 17. Jamie Hagan*; 18. Halani Aulika*; 19. Dan Leo*; 20. Luke Narraway*; 21. Darren Allinson; 22. Gerard Ellis; 23. Tom Fowlie

*Denotes International 

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