London Irish have made one change and two positional changes to the starting XV that played against Bath on New Year’s Day for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership clash with Saracens at Vicarage Road (Kick off 3pm). The changes appear in the back line with Dan Bowden moving from inside centre to fly half replacing Chris Malone who moves to full back as Delon Armitage this week takes his compulsory EPS rest. Seilala Mapusua comes into the centre’s to join fellow Samoan, Elvis Seveali’i. Adam Thompstone returns to the squad for the first time in over a year after recovering from a long term ankle injury.
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London Irish Head Coach, Toby Booth said: “Last week we made massive strides scoring three great tries in a very committed performance. The squad remains extremely focused and are determined to get back to winning ways.”
1.Alex Corbisiero, 2. James Buckland, 3. Faan Rautenbach, 4. Nick Kennedy*, 5. Matt Garvey, 6. Richard Thorpe, 7. Steffon Armitage, 8. George Stowers, 9. Paul Hodgson(c), 10. Dan Bowden 11. Sailosi Tagicakibau, 12. Seilala Mapusua, 13. Elvis Seveali’i, 14. Topsy Ojo, 15. Chris Malone
16. Brian Blaney, 17. Clarke Dermody, 18. Paulica Ion, 19. Bob Casey, 20. Chris Hala’ufia, 21. Adam Thompstone, 22. Ryan Lamb, 23. Darren Allinson