Clark Dermody will captain the side against Sale

Clarke Dermody will start at loose head prop against Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday as he celebrates 100 appearances for London Irish (kick-off 3pm).

Dermody will be joined in the front row by David Paice and Paulica Ion.  Matt Garvey will start alongside Nick Kennedy in the second row with Bryn Evans moving to the back row with Jamie Gibson and Alex Gray. Adrian Jarvis will partner Darren Allinson at half back and Jonathan Spratt will play at outside centre.

London Irish head coach Toby Booth said: “Consistency comes from continuity in selection. It would be nice to be able to select the same team two weeks in a row. Having said that the boys coming in have done well in the earlier part of the season and get the chance to put on the shirt in a very important time of the season for us.”

Starting XV:
15. Delon Armitage
14. Topsy Ojo
13. Jonathan Spratt
12. Shontayne Hape
11. Tom Homer
10. Adrian Jarvis
9. Darren Allinson
1. Clarke Dermody (Captain)
2. David Paice
3. Paulica Ion
4. Nick Kennedy
5. Matt Garvey
6. Bryn Evans
7. Jamie Gibson
8. Alex Gray

Replacements:
16. James Buckland
17. Alex Corbisiero
18. Faan Rautenbach
19. Bob Casey
20. David Sisi
21. Adam Thompstone
22. Steven Shingler
23. Paul Hodgson

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