Bathtub v London Irish (Fri)


Jonathan Joseph was rested for Bathtub’s victory over Italian aspect Zebre final Friday
Venue: The Recreation Floor Date: Friday, 9 April Kick-off: 20:00 BST
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Bathtub have made six adjustments from their win over Zebre for his or her European Problem Cup quarter-final conflict with fellow Premiership aspect London Irish.

Scotland’s Cameron Redpath and England’s Jonathan Joseph begin within the centres whereas Ruaridh McConnochie returns on the wing.

Captain Charlie Ewels, Josh Bayliss and Zach Mercer space all again within the pack.

Exiles director of rugby Declan Kidney makes two adjustments from their comeback victory over Cardiff Blues.

Facundo Gigena makes his first begin for the membership instead of the suspended Will Goodrick-Clarke at prop and Terrence Hepetema is available in for Curtis Rona at centre.

That is the primary assembly between the edges in European competitors.

Bathtub have received 10 of their previous 11 Problem Cup matches towards fellow Premiership opposition, whereas Irish have misplaced 5 of their earlier six towards home opponents within the competitors.

Bathtub: Watson; Cokanasiga, Joseph, Redpath, McConnochie; Bailey, Spencer; Obano, Walker, Stuart, McNally, Ewels (capt), Faletau, Bayliss, Mercer.

Replacements: Du Toit, Schoeman, Thomas, Williams, Reid, Chudley, Clark, Grey.

London Irish: Parton; Loader, Brophy Clews, Hepetema, Hassell-Collins; Jackson, Phipps; Gigena, Creevy, Chawatama, Nott, Simmons, Rogerson (capt), Cowan, Tuisue.

Replacements: Cornish, Elrington, Hoskins, Munga, Donnell, O’Brien, Meehan, Stokes.

Referee: Frank Murphy (Ire).


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