London Irish

Worcester Warriors

Rugby U


Today's teams London Irish: Marshall, Cokanasiga, Fowlie, Williams, Lewington, Tonks, Van Zyl, Franks, Paice, Hoskins, Van Der Merwe (c), Paulo, Botha, Gilsenan, Treviranus Worcester: Adams, Heem, Pennell, Mills, Hammond, Shillcock, Hougaard, Waller, Haupt, Schonert, O'Callaghan (c), Barry, Faosiliva, Lews, Van Velze


Hello everyone, still time for some more rugby in this marathon weekend? Well we've got a key game from the wrong end of the Aviva Premiership to bring you. London Irish v Worcester and I'm Rob Sutton.

These are the bottom two in the table but back-to-back wins for Worcester in the last two weeks have opened up a 16 point gap over their hosts. Irish have to win today to have any chance of pulling off a remarkable escape from relegation but they haven't won since the opening weekend of the season.

Four games in the Premiership yesterday while we were all watching the Six Nations, the results were: Exeter 31-30 Northampton, Bath 33-32 Sale, Gloucester 25-25 Wasps, Harlequins 10-28 Newcastle Saracens v Leicester is the one other match today kicking off at 3.30pm

Even by London Irish's low standards, it is a terrible crowd at the Madjeski this Sunday lunchtime. Lovely afternoon for rugby though

There are two late changes for Worcester, Chris Pennell replaces Jackson Willison at 13 and Kurt Haupt replaces Jack Singleton at hooker

Both teams are out. Alex Lewington leading out London Irish on his 100th appearance for the club.

Before kick off there is going to be a minute's silence for the Doncaster Knights prop Ian Williams

A well observed minute's silence for a tragic loss. JP Doyle is our referee this afternoon. London Irish in green, Worcester in their change strip of red. Away we go at the Madjeski.

1- Very encouraging start from Worcester as they win the first line-out and Ryan Mills takes them into the 22 with a nice break.