Matt Garvey will make the positional change to blindside flanker

London Irish has made six changes and a positional change from the side that faced Cardiff Blues last weekend, for Sunday’s Heineken Cup clash against Edinburgh at Murrayfield (kick-off 3.15pm).

Paul Hodgson will partner Adrian Jarvis at scrum half. Alex Corbisiero, James Buckland and Leo Halavatau will start in the front row. Bob Casey will captain the side in the second row alongside James Sandford with Matt Garvey moving to blindside flanker.

London Irish head coach Toby Booth said: “We play every game to win it and this weekend is no exception. We will go up to Edinburgh this weekend to be competitive and look to come away with a result.”

London Irish Starting XV:
15. Delon Armitage
14. Topsy Ojo
13. Jonathan Spratt
12. Shontayne Hape
11. Adam Thompstone
10. Adrian Jarvis
9. Paul Hodgson
1. Alex Corbisiero
2. James Buckland
3. Leo Halavatau
4. James Sandford
5. Bob Casey (Captain)
6. Matt Garvey
7. David Sisi
8. Alex Gray

Replacements:
16. Brian Blaney
17. Max Lahiff
18. Faan Rautenbach
19. Nick Kennedy
20. Bryn Evans
21. Jonathan Joseph
22. Steven Shingler
23. Ross Samson

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