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Team's Up
Discussion started by Ajax Treesdown , 08 November, 2019 12:58
Team's Up
Ajax Treesdown 08 November, 2019 12:58
London Irish has named the squad to host Leicester Tigers in Round 4 of the Gallagher Premiership on Sunday 10 November (kick-off 2:30pm).

The Exiles have made two changes to the starting XV from last week’s narrow defeat to Saracens.

The front row of Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi, Saia Fainga’a and Ollie Hoskins keep their starting roles.

Ruan Botha and Franco van der Merwe continue their partnership in the second row, with van der Merwe captaining the side.

Blair Cowan and TJ Ioane are named in the flanker positions, with Fiji international Albert Tuisue given the number 8 jersey.

Ben Meehan starts at scrum-half and is joined by Stephen Myler at fly-half.

Terrence Hepetema returns to the starting line-up to link up with Curtis Rona in the centres.

Ben Loader starts on one wing and New Zealand international Waisake Naholo makes his London Irish debut on the other wing. Paddy Jackson completes the team at fullback.

Australia international Nick Phipps is named amongst the replacements and, if required as a substitute, he will make his debut for the Exiles.

“Leicester Tigers are coming off the back of a good home win against Gloucester last weekend, so we know the challenges that they present to us” said Declan Kidney, director of rugby.

“We are improving as each match comes, so we will be looking to do the same this weekend.”

London Irish:
15 Paddy Jackson, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Curtis Rona, 12 Terrence Hepetema, 11 Ben Loader, 10 Stephen Myler, 9 Ben Meehan, 1 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi, 2 Saia Fainga’a, 3 Ollie Hoskins, 4 Ruan Botha, 5 Franco van der Merwe ©, 6 Blair Cowan, 7 TJ Ioane, 8 Albert Tuisue

16 Motu Matu’u, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Lovejoy Chawatama, 19 George Nott, 20 Matt Rogerson, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Matt Williams, 23 Tom Parton

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/11/2019 12:58 by Ajax Treesdown.

Re: Teams Up
Tiggs 08 November, 2019 12:58
15 Jonah Holmes
14 Adam Thompstone
13 Andy Forsyth
12 Tom Hardwick
11 Jordan Olowofela
10 Noel Reid
9 Sam Harrison
1 Greg Bateman
2 Tom Youngs (c)
3 Joe Heyes
4 Harry Wells
5 Calum Green
6 Sione Kalamafoni
7 Guy Thompson
8 Jordan Taufua
16 Charlie Clare
17 Facundo Gigena
18 Nephi Leatigaga
19 Tomás Lavanini
20 Jordan Coghlan
21 Ben White
22 George Worth
23 Sam Aspland-Robinson

Re: Team's Up
HeavyCream 08 November, 2019 13:57
I really wish they didn’t have Noel Reid

Re: Team's Up
GHA 08 November, 2019 15:51
Would you prefer George Ford starting for them?

B of the bang please fellas, good chance if we start well and carry it through England semi-final style rather than start poorly and chase the game England final style

Re: Team's Up
tatthecraic2 08 November, 2019 15:59
nice to see Phipps on the bench a Motu and Dell to shore up the scrum later on

Re: Team's Up
Jamiepep1 08 November, 2019 16:15
Both sets of forwards look fairly even (i mean never thought id say that when comparing to a Leicester team). Would say on paper we have the edge in the backs but just depends on whether we can give them enough front foot ball. The wide boys could do some serious damage. Should be a close game.

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