Edinburgh Rugby head coach Michael Bradley has made just one change to the starting line-up that defeated Treviso at the Stadio Monigo last weekend (22-11) for the club’s Heineken Cup opener against Aviva Premiership side, London Irish, at the Medejski Stadium tomorrow (kick-off 1.30pm).

Stuart McInally moves up from the bench to number 8 at the expense of Fijian internationalist Netani Talei, with his promotion making space for Roddy Grant.

The squad has been boosted by the return of lock/flanker, Sean Cox, who returns for his first match following a knee injury sustained against Scarlets last month, and centre James King, who come in for Steven Turnbull and Chris Leck respectively.

The stability in selection means that Bradley has shown faith in his young performers with stand-off Harry Leonard (who scored all but five of the points in the Treviso match), centre Matt Scott and lock Grant Gilchrist making their Heineken Cup debut while full-back Tom Brown is set to do likewise if called upon from the bench.

Starting XV:
15 Jim Thompson
14 Lee Jones
13 Nick de Luca
12 Matt Scott
11 Tim Visser
10 Harry Leonard
9 Mike Blair
1 Allan Jacobsen
2 Ross Ford CAPTAIN
3 Geoff Cross
4 Esteban Lozada
5 Grant Gilchrist
6 David Denton
7 Ross Rennie
8 Stuart McInally

Substitutes
16 Steven Lawrie
17 Kyle Traynor
18 Lewis Niven
19 Sean Cox
20 Roddy Grant
21 Greig Laidlaw
22 James King
23 Tom Brown

Referee:Romain Poite (FFR)

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