Irish name side for trip to Saracens

Irish name side for trip to Saracens

Declan Kidney has named his squad for Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership Round 23 clash with Saracens at the StoneX Stadium (3pm kick-off).

Danilo Fischetti, Agustin Creevy and Oliver Hoskins combine in the front row, with Api Ratuniyarawa and Rob Simmons in the second row.

Matt Rogerson captains the side from the six jersey and is joined in the back row by Tom Pearson and So’otala Fa’aso’o.

Ben White and Paddy Jackson are the halfback duo, as Benhard van Rensburg and Rory Jennings line up as the centre partnership.

Ollie Hassell-Collins, Lucio Cinti and Ben Loader complete the line-up as the back three.

“Going to Saracens is always a tough fixture for any team, in any competition,” said Declan Kidney, Director of Rugby.

“They are playing to finish the season top of the league and we have a lot to play for too. We have prepared well and look forward to what I’m sure will be a good game of rugby.”

London Irish:

Fullback: 15 Ben Loader,

Winger: 14 Lucio Cinti,

Centres: 13 Benhard van Rensburg, 12 Rory Jennings,

Winger: 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins,

Outhalf: 10 Paddy Jackson, Scrum half: 9 Ben White,

Front row: 1 Danilo Fischetti, 2 Agustin Creevy, 3 Oliver Hoskins,

Second row: 4 Api Ratuniyarawa, 5 Rob Simmons,

Back row: 6 Matt Rogerson (c), 7 Tom Pearson, 8 So’otala Fa’aso’o.

Replacements: 16 Mike Willemse, 17 Tarek Haffar, 18 Lovejoy Chawatama, 19 Chunya Munga, 20 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 21 Chandler Cunningham-South, 22 Hugh O’Sullivan, 23 Henry Arundel