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London Irish announce squad for Lisbon fixture

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Jamie Hagan returns to the side

LONDON Irish have announced the squad that will face Lusitanos XV in tomorrow afternoon’s Amlin Challenge Cup game in Lisbon.

Marland Yarde and Jamie Hagan have been named in the side – to be captained by Declan Danaher – ahead of Saturday’s 3pm kick-off.

John Yapp, Jimmy Stevens and Hagan make up the front row with Nic Rouse and Bryn Evans forming the second row partnership.

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Blair Cowan, Jebb Sinclair and Danaher form the back row.

Myles Dorrian and Darren Allinson continue in the halves with Sailosi Tagicakibau in the centre, alongside Tom Fowlie who moves from the wing.

Andrew Fenby, Yarde and Alex Lewington make up the back three.

Brian Smith, Exiles Director of Rugby said: “The squad has another chance to build on last Friday’s performance tomorrow afternoon. Lusitanos are playing their first match at home and will be very passionate in front of their home supporters.”

London Irish team to face Lusitanos XV 15. Alex Lewington; 14. Marland Yarde*; 13. Tom Fowlie; 12. Sailosi Tagicakibau*; 11. Andrew Fenby; 10. Myles Dorrian; 9. Darren Allinson; 1. John Yapp*; 2. Jimmy Stevens; 3. Jamie Hagan*; 4. Nic Rouse; 5. Bryn Evans*; 6. Declan Danaher (Captain); 7. Jebb Sinclair*; 8. Blair Cowan

Replacements: 16. Mike Mayhew; 17. Johnny Harris; 18. Leo Halavatau; 19. George Skivington; 20. Ofisa Treviranus*; 21. Guy Armitage;  22. Shane Geraghty*; 23. Tomás O’Leary*

(*Denotes International)

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