Neil Back

Leeds Carnegie Head Coach Neil Back has made ten changes, four of which are positional, to his side for this Sunday’s Aviva Premiership clash with London Irish at Headingley Carnegie, kick off 3pm. England internationals Steve Thompson and Hendre Fourie return to the starting line up in place of Phil Nilsen and James Craig. Daniel Browne reverts to the second row instead of Craig to allow Fourie to come in at openside flanker. The other change in the pack sees Gareth Hardy come in at loosehead prop instead of Mike MacDonald, who is amongst the replacements.

The half backs are completely changed with Adrian Jarvis alongside Scott Mathie and Lachlan MacKay switches from fly half to inside centre. Luther Burrell comes into the centres alongside MacKay with Henry Fa’afili moving to the wing. Finally, Michael Stephenson moves to full back in place of Ceiron Thomas, who is amongst the replacements.

The squad in full is:

15. Michael Stephenson

14. Henry Fa’afili

13. Luther Burrell

12. Lachlan MacKay

11. Peter Wackett

10. Adrian Jarvis

9. Scott Mathie

1. Gareth Hardy

2. Steve Thompson

3. Phil Swainston

4. Daniel Browne

5. Marco Wentzel (c)

6. Kearnan Myall

7. Hendre Fourie

8. Alfie To’oala

16. Scott Freer

17. Mike MacDonald

18. Gareth Denman

19. Sean Hohneck

20. Danny Paul

21. Warren Fury

22. Ceiron Thomas

23. Scott Barrow