London Irish vs Exeter Chiefs preview Sat 5pm

London Irish vs Exeter Chiefs preview Sat 5pm

Declan Kidney has confirmed the London Irish squad that will travel to Sandy Park tomorrow to take on Exeter Chiefs in Round 10 of the Gallagher Premiership (kick-off 5pm).

Will Goodrick-Clarke, Mike Willemse and Lovejoy Chawatama are named in the front row, with Chunya Munga and Rob Simmons in the second row. Simmons is set to captain the side from the five jersey.

Jack Cooke, Josh Basham and So’otala Fa’aso’o form the back row trio.

Joe Powell gets the nod at scrum-half and links up with Paddy Jackson, who starts at fly-half. In the midfield, Benhard van Rensburg and James Stokes are the centre partnership.

Ollie Hassell-Collins, Ben Loader and Tom Parton combine to complete the starting XV.

“Heading to Exeter is always a big challenge for any squad,” said Declan Kidney, Director of Rugby.

“We had a weekend off last week, so we are excited to be back into action tomorrow.

“The Autumn international window is a real squad effort for all clubs, it is an exciting time of year. Our thanks go to all our supporters who are going to make the journey tomorrow to support the team.”

Fullback:  15. Tom Parton,

Winger:  14. Ben Loader

Centres:  13.,ames Stoke 12. Benhard van Rensburg,

Winger:  12. Ollie Hassell-Collin

Out half:  10 Paddy Jackson,. Scrumhalf, 9. Joe Powell

Front row1 Will Goodrick-Clarke, 2 Mike Willemse, 3 Lovejoy Chawatama,

Second row:   4 Chunya Munga, 5 Rob Simmons (c),

Backrow:  6 Jack Cooke, 7 Josh Basham, 8 So’otala Fa’aso’o

Replacements:  16 Isaac Miller, 17 Facundo Gigena, 18 Oliver Hoskins, 19 Josh Caulfield, 20 Tom Pearson, 21 Caolan Englefield, 22 Rory Jennings, 23 Will Joseph.