Fixtures - Top Bar

Cross returns for Exiles

Scotland international Geoff Cross returns to the London Irish starting line-up to face Leicester Tigers on Sunday 22 February in the Aviva Premiership following a break in the 6 Nations (kick-off 2pm).

London Irish Head Coach Glenn Delaney has largely stuck to the side that pushed Northampton Saints to the edge last week, with Cross packing down alongside Tom Court and David Paice in the front row. George Skivington captains the side from the second row alongside Jebb Sinclair with Ofisa Treviranus, Conor Gilsenan and Tom Guest in the back row.

Scott Steele and Shane Geraghty remain in the halfbacks, with the unchanged centre partnership of Eamonn Sheridan and Fergus Mulchrone alongside them.

Tom Fowlie retains his place on one wing, linking up with Topsy Ojo and Andrew Fenby in the back three.

On the bench, Jimmy Stevens, Matt Parr and Leo Halavatau make up the front row replacements with Nic Rouse and Luke Narraway also hoping to have an impact up front.

Chris Noakes returns from injury to be named amongst the backs replacements with Darren Allinson and Alex Lewington.

Speaking of his selection Glenn Delaney said; "It is great to have Geoff back available with Halani picking up a calf injury. He has done really well with Scotland and we hope that form continues. We have gone pretty much with the side that played last week as they put in a good performance and we are looking to build some consistency going into a big few weeks for the Club.”

London Irish team to play Leicester Tigers:

15. Andrew Fenby; 14. Topsy Ojo*; 13. Fergus Mulchrone; 12. Eamonn Sheridan; 11. Tom Fowlie; 10. Shane Geraghty*; 9. Scott Steele; 1. Tom Court*; 2. David Paice*; 3. Geoff Cross*; 4. George Skivington; 5. Jebb Sinclair*; 6. Ofisa Treviranus*; 7. Conor Gilsenan; 8. Tom Guest

Replacements: 16. Jimmy Stevens; 17. Matt Parr; 18. Leo Halavatau; 19. Nic Rouse; 20. Luke Narraway*; 21. Darren Allinson; 22. Chris Noakes; 23. Alex Lewington

*Denotes International

Latest News

Gary Gold to become Worcester Warriors’ permanent Director of Rugby

Worcester Warriors are delighted to announce that Gary Gold will become the Club’s permanent Director of Rugby after signing a…

Gary Gold

Round 21 Preview: Bath Rugby v Gloucester Rugby

Bath Rugby’s only victory in the last five rounds of Aviva Premiership Rugby was 27-21 over Leicester Tigers at Twickenham…

Bath v Gloucester

Round 21 Preview: Saracens v Bristol Rugby

Saracens have won their last five first team matches since their defeat to Leicester at Allianz Park in the semi-final…

Saracens v Bristol

Round 21 Preview: Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks

Leicester Tigers have suffered just two reversals in the last seven rounds of Aviva Premiership Rugby: at home to Exeter…

Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks

Round 21 Preview: Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints

Exeter Chiefs have won their last six matches in Aviva Premiership Rugby gaining a maximum 30 league points – no…

Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints

Round 21 Preview: Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors

Newcastle Falcons have won just one of their last five Aviva Premiership Rugby matches: 16-14 at home to Gloucester Rugby…

Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors

Round 21 Preview: Harlequins v Wasps

Harlequins have lost their last two Aviva Premiership Rugby matches, to Saracens and Exeter Chiefs, but have not lost three…

Harlequins v Wasps

Northampton Wanderers face Gloucester United in Aviva A League final

Northampton Wanderers will meet Gloucester United in the Aviva A League final on Monday 1 May (3pm) at Franklin's Gardens…

Ellis Genge agrees new contract terms at Leicester Tigers

England international prop Ellis Genge has agreed new contract terms at Leicester Tigers. Genge, 22, arrived at Tigers during the…

Ellis Genge

Billy Vunipola, Billy Burns, Ben Morgan and Francois Louw top the OPTA Rugby Rankings

Billy Vunipola was a force to be reckoned with as Saracens booked their place as Aviva Premiership Rugby’s representatives in…

Meet Sale Sharks’ Curry twins – Ben and Tom

When Tom and Ben Curry travel with the England squad to Argentina, they will be looking to claim a record…

Ben and Tom Curry

Aviva Premiership Rugby European wrap: Saracens make final as Bath fall short

Aviva Premiership Rugby champions Saracens are into their third European Rugby Champions Cup final in four years after defying a…

Karl Dickson to retire at the end of the season

Harlequins scrum-half Karl Dickson has today (Monday 24th April) announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of…

Karl Dickson