SECOND ROW forward George Skivington will captain London Irish tomorrow when they take on Worcester Warriors in their St Patrick’s Party match at Madejski Stadium in the Aviva Premiership.
Max Lahiff, David Paice and Halani Aulika make up the front row. Skivington is joined by Bryn Evans and Matt Garvey joins Ofisa Treviranus and Chris Hala’ufia in the back row.
Pat Phibbs will partner Ian Humphreys and Shane Geraghty and Guy Armitage will team up in the centres. Marland Yarde, Topsy Ojo and Tom Homer make up the back three. Jonathan Joseph has recovered from injury to be named as a replacement.
London Irish director of rugby, Brian Smith said: “It will be great to be playing back at Madejski Stadium in front of our home crowd on Saturday in such an important occasion. Worcester are coming off a good win and will come in confident mood. The St Patrick’s Party is always a memorable day and let’s hope the St Patrick smiles down on us on Saturday.”
London Irish team to face Worcester Warriors: 15. Tom Homer; 14. Topsy Ojo*; 13. Guy Armitage; 12. Shane Geraghty*; 11. Marland Yarde; 10. Ian Humphreys; 9. Pat Phibbs; 1. Max Lahiff; 2. David Paice*; 3. Halani Aulika*; 4. George Skivington (Captain); 5. Bryn Evans*; 6. Matt Garvey; 7. Ofisa Treviranus*; 8. Chris Hala’ufia*
Replacements: 16. Scott Lawson*; 17. Jerry Yanuyanutawa*; 18.Leo Halavatau; 19. Jamie Gibson; 20. Jon Fisher; 21. Sailosi Tagicakibau*; 22. Jonathan Joseph*; 23. Jack Moatess