3 February 2023
The London Irish Academy has named the side to travel to Exeter Chiefs under-18 for the sixth round of the Premiership Rugby Under-18 Academy League.
The fixture, scheduled to kick-off at 12.30pm this Saturday (4th), will take place at Truro College and is Irish's final regular season outing before Finals Day.
Captain Brandon Vince is partnered alongside Ralph McEachran and try-scoring hooker Kepueli Tuipulotu up front, with Louis Brickley and Mario Ikumola-Andre in the engine room to complete the tight five.
Irish's back-row consists of flankers Tayo Adegbemile and Sam Lee, with Jack Lee at the base of the pack at number eight.
Noah Cowan and Louie Heard form the half-back combination for the young Exiles, complemented by midfielders Charlie Griffin and George Staveley.
Irish's outside backs for the afternoon in the West Country are Sam Rockley, Theo Williamson and Ben Frampton.
On the replacements bench is front-rowers George Goodridge, Ralph Hawker, as well as Philip Truscott, Edward Bachelor, Michael Morgan, Jonny Sharp, Cameron Ellis and Finlay Wiseman.
After five matches, the junior Exiles sit atop the Southern Conference having beaten Gloucester Rugby, Harlequins, Saracens and Bristol Bears, losing just once to Bath Rugby.
London Irish under-18 squad to face Exeter Chiefs under-18:
15 Ben Frampton, 14 Theo Williamson, 13 George Staveley, 12 Charlie Griffin, 11 Sam Rockley, 10 Louie Heard, 9 Noah Cowan; 1 Ralph McEachran, 2 Kepueli Tuipulotu, 3 Brandon Vince (c), 4 Louis Brickley, 5 Mario Ikumola-Andre, 6 Tayo Adegbemile, 7 Sam Lee, 8 Jack Lee.
16 George Goodridge, 17 Ralph Hawker, 18 Philip Truscott, 19 Edward Bachelor, 20 Michael Morgan, 21 Jonny Sharp, 22 Cameron Ellis, 23 Finlay Wiseman
Go well, boys!