The London Irish Academy has named the under-18 team to start in the Premiership Rugby Under-18 Academy League final against Northampton Saints under-18 this Sunday (19th).

Being held at the StoneX Stadium, the game will kick-off at 7pm and will be streamed live on the Premiership Rugby YouTube channel.

The 2020 joint-title winners take on Saints this weekend for another shot at glory, with Junior Academy Lead Coach Jack Pattinson naming his side for the encounter.

Props Ralph McEachran and Brandon Vince are accompanied by Kepueli Tuipulotu in the front-row, with Mario Ikumola-Andre and Ciaran Brickley making up the Exiles’ tight five.

Captain Finn Worley Brady partners Tayo Adegbemile and Jack Lee in the back-row for the final.

Connor Peters and Louie Heard are the elected half-back partnership, with the midfield pairing of George Staveley and the returning vice-captain Cameron Ellis taking to the field in north London.

Irish’s outside backs for the day are comprised of Sam Rockley, Theo Williamson and Ben Frampton.

George Goodridge, Ralph Hawker and Philip Truscott are the front-row replacements, alongside fellow finishers Edward Bachelor, Sam Lee, Noah Cowan, Rory Taylor and Charlie Griffin.


Best of luck, boys!


London Irish under-18s:

15 Ben Frampton, 14 Theo Williamson, 13 George Steveley, 12 Cameron Ellis (vc), 11 Sam Rockley, 10 Louie Heard, 9 Connor Peters; 1 Ralph McEachran, 2 Kepueli Tuipulotu, 3 Brandon Vince, 4 Mario Ikumola-Andre, 5 Ciaran Brickley, 6 Tayo Adegbemile, 7 Finn Worley Brady (c), 8 Jack Lee.


16 George Goodridge, 17 Ralph Hawker, 18 Philip Truscott, 19 Edward Bachelor, 20 Sam Lee, 21 Noah Cowan, 22 Rory Taylor, 23 Charlie Griffin.


Tickets to the StoneX Stadium for Sunday’s event are free entry on the gate.

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