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- European Rugby Challenge Cup
- Pool 5
- 11th Oct 2013
- KO 20:00
- Ground: Madejski Stadium
- Att: 6,000
Amlin Challenge Cup preview: London Irish v I Cavalieri Prato
London Irish head coach Brian Smith has given his squad players a chance to shine in Friday night's Amlin Challenge Cup tie with I Cavalieri Prato.
The majority of the squad who stunned Harlequins last weekend in the Aviva Premiership have either been given the night off or are on the bench.
Prop John Yapp, who made his first start last week, does play and forms the front row with Jimmy Stevens and Jamie Hagan. Nic Rouse and Bryn Evans are the locks, with Blair Cowan, Jebb Sinclair and Declan Danaher in the back row, with the latter captaining the side.
Myles Dorrian and Darren Allinson make their first competitive starts this season in the halves with Sailosi Tagicakibau and another of last week's heroes Fergus Mulchrone in midfield.
Andrew Fenby, Tom Fowlie and Alex Lewington make up the back three.
Smith told the club website: "We have rotated the squad this week to allow our squad players a chance to show what they can do.
"I Cavalieri Prato will be very passionate and will come to the Madejski looking to cause an upset so we have prepared accordingly for that."
Pool 5 looks like a straight shoot-out between the Exiles and Stade Francais, who open up against Lusitanos XV, a Portuguese representative side making its debut in the competition.
London Irish: 15 Alex Lewington, 14 Tom Fowlie, 13 Fergus Mulchrone, 12 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 11 Andrew Fenby, 10 Myles Dorrian, 9 Darren Allinson; 1 John Yapp, 2 Jimmy Stevens, 3 Jamie Hagan, 4 Nic Rouse, 5 Bryn Evans, 6 Declan Danaher (c), 7 Jebb Sinclair, 8 Blair Cowan.
Replacements: 16 Richard Palframan, 17 Jonny Harris, 18 Leo Halavatau, 19 George Skivington, 20 Ofisa Treviranus, 21 Topsy Ojo, 22 Shane Geraghty, 23 Tomas O'Leary.
I Cavalieri Prato: 15 Toby Browne, 14 Matte Falsaperla; 13 Denis Majstorovic 12 Gabriele Manganiello, 11 Abou Souare, 10 Jacopo Zucconi, 9 Pino Patelli (c); 1 Robi Tenga; 2 Andrea Lupetti 3 Rudy Biancotti 4 Alessandro Boscolo 5 Filippo Gerosa 6 Alfonso Damiani 7 Diego Delnevo 8 Gabriele Cicchinelli.
Replacements: 16 Lorenzo Giovanchelli 17 Cherif Traore 18 Nicolas De Gregori 19 Alberto Saccardo; 20 Leonardo Della Ratta; 21 Alessandro Lunardi 22 Ivan Crestini; 23 Ale Devodier.
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European Rugby Challenge Cup Table
|European Rugby Challenge Cup|
|Sunday 25th January|
|European Rugby Challenge Cup|
|London Welsh 12 - 17 Lyon Olympique|
|Saturday 24th January|
|Exeter 45 - 3 Bayonne|
|La Rochelle 20 - 30 Connacht|
|Newport Gwent D'gons 30 - 19 Stade Francais|
|Bucuresti 10 - 52 Newcastle|
|Grenoble 3 - 28 Cardiff Blues|
|Rovigo 6 - 34 London Irish|
|Friday 23rd January|
|Edinburgh 38 - 20 Bordeaux-Begles|
|Thursday 22nd January|
|Brive 20 - 31 Gloucester|
|Oyonnax 20 - 3 Zebre|
|Sunday 18th January|
|Connacht 24 - 33 Exeter|
|Saturday 17th January|
|Lyon Olympique 21 - 19 Edinburgh|
|Bayonne 14 - 0 La Rochelle|
|Newcastle 29 - 40 Newport Gwent D'gons|
|London Irish 43 - 41 Grenoble|
|Zebre 23 - 13 Brive|
|Gloucester 33 - 3 Oyonnax|
|Stade Francais 47 - 12 Bucuresti|
|Friday 16th January|
|Bordeaux-Begles 26 - 3 London Welsh|
|Cardiff Blues 104 - 12 Rovigo|
|Sunday 14th December|
|London Welsh 6 - 24 Edinburgh|
|Saturday 13th December|
|Bayonne 27 - 29 Connacht|
|Oyonnax 22 - 17 Brive|
|London Irish 34 - 23 Cardiff Blues|
|Zebre 16 - 32 Gloucester|
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