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Gilsenan, Geraghty and Steele return for Bath encounter

Conor Gilsenan, Shane Geraghty and Scott Steele will make their return to the London Irish starting line-up this Saturday for the Aviva Premiership encounter with Bath at Madejski Stadium (kick-off 3pm).

Tom Court, David Paice and Halani Aulika make up the front row with George Skivington and Sean Cox in the second row. Luke Narraway and Tom Guest join Gilsenan in the back row.

Chris Noakes and Scott Steele form the half back pairing with Shane Geraghty and Fergus Mulchrone in the centre. Topsy Ojo, Alex Lewington and Andrew Fenby make up the back three.

London Irish Director of Rugby, Brian Smith said: "We’re all looking forward to the battle with Bath, they’re a quality side and will be buoyed by the return of their England big guns. But we’ve had a terrific week in preparation and our boys are keen to bounce back with a big performance tomorrow. November is always a big test of squad depth."

London Irish team to play Bath Rugby:

15. Andrew Fenby; 14. Alex Lewington; 13. Fergus Mulchrone; 12. Shane Geraghty*; 11. Topsy Ojo*; 10. Chris Noakes; 9. Scott Steele; 1. Tom Court*; 2. David Paice*; 3. Halani Aulika*; 4. George Skivington (Captain); 5. Sean Cox; 6. Luke Narraway*; 7. Conor Gilsenan; 8. Tom Guest

Replacements:

16. Jimmy Stevens; 17. Matt Parr; 18. Leo Halavatau; 19. Dave Lyons; 20. Ollie Curry; 21. Darren Allinson; 22. Eoin Griffin; 23. James Short

*Denotes International 

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