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Irish make four changes for trip to Allianz Park

Eamonn Sheridan, Conor Gilsenan, Harry Allen and Ofisa Treviranus will all start for London Irish tomorrow afternoon in the Aviva Premiership round 12 match with Saracens at Allianz Park (kick-off 2pm).

Eamonn Sheridan comes into the centre with Shane Geraghty moving to fly half. Conor Gilsenan and Ofisa Treviranus start in the back row with Harry Allen set for a first start for the Club at hooker with all four of the Club’s current hookers side-lined through injury.
 
Tom Court, Harry Allen and Geoff Cross make up the front row with George Skivington and Nic Rouse in the second row. Kieran Low, Conor Gilsenan and Ofisa Treviranus make up the back row.
 
Shane Geraghty and Scott Steele form the half back pairing with Eamonn Sheridan and Fergus Mulchrone in the centre. Topsy Ojo, Alex Lewington and Tom Homer make up the back three.
 
London Irish Director of Rugby, Brian Smith said: "We are under no illusions of the task in front of us and it is not made any easier by the fact we have 12 players unavailable for selection. Saracens are a well drilled side and are full of internationals. However, we have had a good record against them of late and will go to Allianz Park looking to continue that."
 
London Irish team to play Saracens:
 
15. Tom Homer; 14. Topsy Ojo*; 13. Fergus Mulchrone; 12. Eamonn Sheridan; 11. Alex Lewington; 10. Shane Geraghty*; 9. Scott Steele; 1. Tom Court*; 2. Harry Allen; 3. Geoff Cross*; 4. George Skivington (Captain); 5. Nic Rouse; 6. Kieran Low*; 7. Conor Gilsenan; 8. Ofisa Treviranus*
 
Replacements: 16. Richard Palframan; 17. Leo Halavatau; 18. Halani Aulika*; 19. Sean Cox; 20. Tom Guest; 21. Tomás O’Leary*; 22. Myles Dorrian; 23. Andrew Fenby
 
*Denotes International
 
London Irish Injury news
 
David Paice (Rib), Mike Mayhew (foot), Jimmy Stevens (broken hand), Gerard Ellis (ankle), Luke Narraway (dislocated thumb), Chris Noakes (Jaw), Blair Cowan (knee), Jebb Sinclair (shin), Guy Armitage (Knee), Tom Fowlie (Shoulder), Tom Smallbone (hamstring)

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