London Welsh v London Irish - Aviva Premiership match preview
Last Updated: 01/12/12 12:32pm
Lyn Jones: Keeping faith for visit of London Irish
London Welsh head coach Lyn Jones has kept faith with the same side that ground out a hard-earned bonus point at Franklin's Gardens, for the visit of London Irish to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday.
Welsh went down 23-16 at Northampton last weekend and currently lie 10th in the Aviva Premiership with 15 points from their opening nine fixtures.
The hosts were free to select winger Danny Caprice after his citing for an alleged dangerous tackle was dismissed in midweek.
George Skivington returns to the London Irish side for the Exiles' trip to the Kassam.
Skivington will partner Bryn Evans in the second row with Matt Garvey moving to the back row.
Jebb Sinclair is named as a replacement after returning from his loan with Western Province in South Africa.
London Welsh: 15 Tom Arscott, 14 Dan Caprice, 13 Sonny Parker, 12 Hudson Tonga'uiha, 11 Nick Scott, 10 Gordon Ross, 9 Tyson Keats, 8 Adam Balding, 7 Ed Jackson, 6 Daniel Browne, 5 Kirill Kulemin, 4 Jonathan Mills (capt), 3 Paulica Ion, 2 Neil Briggs, 1 Franck Montanella.
Replacements: 16 Greg Bateman, 17 Tom Bristow, 18 James Tideswell, 19 Matt Corker, 20 Alfie To'oala, 21 Jamie Stephenson, 22 Alex Davies, 23 Seb Jewell.
London Irish: 15 Tom Homer, 14 Topsy Ojo, 13 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 12 Shane Geraghty, 11 Anthony Watson, 10 Ian Humphreys, 9 Darren Allinson, 8 Chris Hala'ufia, 7 Matt Garvey, 6 Declan Danaher (c), 5 Bryn Evans, 4 George Skivington, 3 Leo Halavatau, 2 Brian Blaney, 1 Max Lahiff.
Replacements 16 Gerard Ellis 17 Jerry Yanuyanutawa, 18 Halani Aulika, 19 Kieran Low, 20 Jebb Sinclair, 21 Jamie Gibson, 22 Steven Shingler, 23 Jack Moates.
What they said...
London Welsh head coach Lyn Jones
"The boys were extremely disappointed after last week's game to only come away from Franklin's Gardens with a losing bonus point, when we had the ability and the opportunity to get a win," said Lyn Jones.
"After their performance last weekend we're backing the same group of players to go out against London Irish and perform again.
"We've a huge amount of respect for London Irish and Brian Smith, and we know how tough a game it's going to be."
London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith
"Lyn Jones has done a great job at London Welsh, they are a tough side to play and will be tough tomorrow. We have prepared well this week and will be ready to go come 1pm tomorrow afternoon."
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