London Irish have won their last five games against Leeds since the semi-final of the 2004/05 Powergen Cup.
London Irish have won two of their last three games in the Guinness Premiership. The Exiles’ only defeat in their last five Premiership matches at Madejski Stadium was 22-35 at the hands of Bath on St Valentine’s Day.
Leeds Carnegie have slipped to three successive defeats in the Guinness Premiership but at least have won three times on their travels in the competition this season; at Wasps, Newcastle and Sale.
Leeds’ most recent victory at Madejski Stadium was 16-12 in October 2004.
Referee: Wayne Barnes (78th Premiership game)