L Irish v S Francais preview

Shane Geraghty will captain London Irish against the mighty Stade Francais in Pool 5 of the Amlin Challenge Cup at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

The fly-half will be partnered by Darren Allinson at half-back with Guy Armitage and Fergus Mulchrone in the centre. Andrew Fenby, Tom Fowlie and Alex Lewington will make up the back three.

John Yapp, Jimmy Stevens and Leo Halavatau will start in the front row with Nic Rouse and Bryn Evans forming a new second row combination. Kieran Low, who recently made his Scotland debut, Jebb Sinclair and Chris Hala'ufia make up the back row.

Brian Smith, Exiles director of rugby said: "We've a lot to play for as a group - we currently sit at the top of the pool and we'd like to stay there. Whilst we're using the Amlin Challenge Cup to develop youngsters like Tom Fowlie we still want to win. It's a big challenge against one of the giants of French rugby but we're up for the fight."