Kennedy will captain the Exiles against Newcastle

first_img Nick Kennedy London Irish has named Nick Kennedy as captain of the side to play Newcastle Falcons in Round 15 of the Aviva Premiership this Saturday at Kingston Park, kick-off 3.00pm.Max Lahiff comes into the starting XV after some impressive performances; David Paice and Faan Rautenbach make up the remainder of the front row. Jonathan Spratt is joined by Jonathan Joseph in a new look centre partnership while Delon Armitage comes it at full back as Tom Homer moves to the wing.London Irish head coach Toby Booth said: “This is obviously a critical part of the season for everyone and accumulation of points in the Six Nations period is always vital. Newcastle have seen a massive turn in performance and people shouldn’t underestimate them especially at home where they’ve won five out of their last seven game.” WATFORD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 9: Nick Kennedy of London Irish in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and London Irish at Vicarage Road on January 9, 2011 in Watford, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Starting XV:15. Delon Armitage14. Tom Homer13. Jonathan Joseph12. Jonathan Spratt11. Sailosi Tagicakibau10. Dan Bowden9. Darren Allinson1.Max Lahiff2. David Paice3. Faan Rautenbach4. Nick Kennedy (Captain)5. Bryn Evans6. Matt Garvey7. Kieran Roche8. Richard ThorpeReplacements: 16. James Buckland17. Clarke Dermody18. Paulica Ion19. Bob Casey20. Ed Siggery21. Marland Yarde22. Adrian Jarvis23. Paul Hodgsonlast_img

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