6 January 2017

London Irish have named their side for tomorrow’s Aviva Under-18 League clash with Gloucester Rugby at Hazelwood, the club’s Sunbury training complex (kick-off 12pm).

The Exiles, who beat Gloucester in last year’s final, will be looking to build on their opening round display against Harlequins.

Entry to the game is free with the bar open throughout the day.

Irish Academy Manager Patrick O’Grady said: “It’s great to see so many of our Academy products getting their chance in the first team of late, and our objective is to create a pathway for many of our youngsters to progress to the senior squad.

“Gloucester will be a tough proposition for us and we will need to approach the game in the right frame of mind. For me, it’s all about performances and development rather than the result and that’s what I’m looking for tomorrow afternoon.”

London Irish: 15 Ollie Hassle-Collins, 14 Rory McMichael, 13 Fergus Guiry, 12 Jacob Webb, 11 Connor Burns, 10 Tom Smith, 9 Harry Delaney, 1 Sam Drayson, 2 Mua Inoke, 3 Brandon Baker, 4 Ben Donnell, 5 Harry Buttler, 6 Eliot Quinton, 7 Cam Hyne, 8 Josh Basham (c)

Replacements: 16 James Barrett, 17 Ben Connor, 18 Joe Toguri, 19 Ben Atkins, 20 Henry Fuller, 21 Freddie Mackennes, 22 Russ Bennett, 23 Ben Harris

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