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Irish battle for Premiership survival

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The Exiles, just two points ahead of the bottom-ranked Bath, eased their relegation worries with a narrow 14-12 win over Saracens last week.

Nevertheless, with both teams fighting for survival to stay in the top ranks of English rugby, there is little doubt that both teams will be giving it their all on Thursday and fans can expect a fiercely competitive match.

London Irish: 15 Michael Horak, 14 Paul Sackey, 13 Nick Burrows, 12 Brendan Venter, 11 Geoff Appleford, 10 Barry Everitt, 9 Darren Edwards, 8 Chris Sheasby, 7 Kieron Dawson, 6 James Cockle, 5 Bob Casey, 4 Ryan Strudwick (captain), 3 Rob Hardwick, 2 Naka Drotské, 1 Mike Worsley.Replacements: 16 Kevin Barrett, 17 Mark Mapletoft, 18 Declan Danaher, 19 Adrian Flavin, 20 Kieran Roche, 21 Neal Hatley, 22 Simon Halford.

Kick-off: 20.00 BST (19.00 GMT)

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