The Exiles’ have won their last four encounters with Leeds.
Leeds Carnegie have won just once in the Guinness Premiership since October 2007: 16-15 at home to Newcastle on 21 March 2008. Leeds are undefeated in their last 17 matches in all competitions at Headingley Carnegie since Wasps won there (45-28) on 10 May 2008.
London Irish had a convincing 40-10 victory over table-topping Gloucester at Madejski Stadium on Sunday and have won their last two matches they have played on opposition soil: 32-15 at Worcester and 17-0 at Harlequins.
Referee: Rob Debney (51st Premiership game)