The double centurian - Paul Hodgson

Paul Hodgson will lead the Exiles out tomorrow afternoon to celebrate his 200th game for the club before London Irish take on Racing Metro at the Madejski Stadium (kick-off 3pm).

Tom Homer has been named on the wing for tomorrow’s crucial Heineken Cup reverse fixture. Homer is one of three personnel changes from last Saturday’s victory in Paris. Adrian Jarvis will start at fly half alongside Darren Allinson and Jamie Gibson comes in at openside flanker with Ofisa Treviranus moving to number 8.

London Irish head coach Toby Booth said: “It was fantastic to win away at Racing Metro last week. We proved that we can compete at the top level in Europe away from home.  We’re still very much in this tournament and fighting for our place. It is important we capitalise on last week’s game and make tomorrow count.”

Starting XV:
15. Delon Armitage
14. Tom Homer
13. Joe Ansbro
12. Jonathan Spratt
11. Adam Thompstone
10. Adrian Jarvis
9. Darren Allinson
1. Clarke Dermody (C)
2. David Paice
3. Paulica Ion
4. Bryn Evans
5. Matt Garvey
6. Declan Danaher
7. Jamie Gibson
8. Ofisa Treviranus

16. Brian Blaney
17. Max Lahiff
18. Faan Rautenbach
19. Bob Casey
20. Richard Thorpe
21. Topsy Ojo
22. Shontayne Hape
23. Paul Hodgson