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Skivington returns as London Irish face London Welsh

George Skivington returns to the London Irish side for tomorrow afternoon’s Aviva Premiership match against London Welsh at the Kassam Stadium (kick-off 1pm).

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 Irish director of Rugby Brian Smith said: “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.”

London Welsh: Arscott; Caprice, Parker, Tonga’uiha, Scott; Ross, Keats; Montanella, Briggs, Ion; Mills (capt), Kulemin; Browne, Jackson, Balding.

Replacements: Bateman, Bristow, Tideswell, Corker, To’oala, Stevenson, Davies, Jewell.

London Irish: Homer; Ojo, Tagicakibau, Geraghty, Watson; Humphreys, Allinson; Lahiff, Blaney, Halavatau; Skivington, Evans; Danaher (capt), Garvey, Hala’ufia.

Replacements: Ellis, Yanuyanutawa, Aulika, Low, Sinclair, Gibson, Shingler, Moates.

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