28 September 2018
Ofisa Treviranus makes his return to action for tomorrow's Greene King IPA Championship trip to Coventry R ugby (kick-off 3pm).
Treviranus gets the nod at No. 8 after helping Samoa qualify for the 2019 World Cup this summer, while t here are also starts for Jake Schatz and Blair Cowan at blindside and openside flanker respectively.
Meanwhile, scrum-half Scott Steele partners Stephen Myler at the heart of an Exiles backline, which sees Tom Parton retain his place at full-back after impressing during last week’s 29-20 victory over Bedford Blues.
Coming into this weekend’s contest having recorded wins against Ealing , Nottingham and Bedford, Exiles director of rugby Declan Kidney knows a stern test awaits his side at Coventry.
“Coventry have not lost a home game for just over a year and we know that we are going to a real rugby venue,” said Kidney.
“We will have to be at the top of our game to come away with a positive result.”
London Irish: 15 Tom Parton, 14 Topsy Ojo, 13 Brendan Macken, 12 Tom Stephenson, 11 Luke McLean, 10 Stephen Myler, 9 Scott Steele, 1 Gordon Reid, 2 Dave Porecki , 3 Ollie Hoskins, 4 Josh McNally ©, 5 Teofilo Paulo, 6 Jake Schatz, 7 Blair Cowan, 8 Ofisa Treviranus
Replacements: 16 Saia Fainga’a , 17 Danny Hobbs- Awoyemi , 18 Patric Cilliers , 19 Barney Maddison, 20 Matt Rogerson, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Bryce Campbell