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Geraghty to captain Exiles at The Stoop

Geraghty to captain Exiles at The Stoop

London Irish’s Shane Geraghty has been named as captain to face Harlequins at The Twickenham Stoop in the Aviva Premiership, due to George Skivington being ruled out with a foot injury (kick-off 3pm).

London Irish Head Coach, Glenn Delaney, has made four changes to his side that beat London Welsh last weekend, all four coming up front.

Tom Court and Halani Aulika both make returns to the starting line-up to join David Paice in the front row. Jebb Sinclair moves into the second row to join Nic Rouse and Scotland international Blair Cowan returns to the Exiles side to pack down alongside Ofisa Treviranus and Tom Guest in the back row.

The back line remains unchanged. Scott Steele and Shane Geraghty are named in the halfbacks, with Eamonn Sheridan and Tom Fowlie continuing their partnership in the centre. James Short, Alex Lewington and Andrew Fenby are named as the back three.

Head Coach Glenn Delaney said of his selection: "We have made a few changes up front this week. We have been forced into one or two through injury but we are also bolstered by some guys returning from both injury and international duty which is great. The back line has been working well of late so we have decided to stick with it and trust the guys to go out there and do the job. Harlequins are a top side and The Stoop is always a tough place to go so we will have to be at our best come Saturday.”

London Irish team to play Harlequins:

15. Andrew Fenby; 14. Alex Lewington; 13. Tom Fowlie; 12. Eamonn Sheridan; 11. James Short; 10. Shane Geraghty* (C); 9. Scott Steele; 1. Tom Court*; 2. David Paice*; 3. Halani Aulika*; 4. Nic Rouse; 5. Jebb Sinclair*; 6. Ofisa Treviranus*; 7. Blair Cowan*; 8. Tom Guest

Replacements: 16. Jimmy Stevens; 17. Matt Parr; 18. Leo Halavatau; 19. Sean Cox; 20. Luke Narraway*; 21. Darren Allinson; 22. Chris Noakes; 23. Eoin Griffin

*Denotes International

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