Topsy Ojo set for 300th appearance for London Irish

Topsy Ojo set for 300th appearance for London Irish

London Irish have named the team to travel to Yorkshire Carnegie in Round 17 of the Championship as Topsy Ojo reaches another impressive milestone.

Ojo is set to make his 300th appearance for the Exiles since making his debut in 2005 from a junior in the London Irish academy system.

In August 2016, he was named London Irish's vice-captain alongside teammate David Paice for the club's 2016/17 season.

After 272 appearances, Ojo re-signed for London Irish in April 2017, with a new deal soon following in May 2018 that would see him embark on his 15th season with Irish.

For the trip to Yorkshire Carnegie, London Irish have named a powerful front row with Patric Cilliers and Ollie Hoskins starting at loosehead and tighthead prop respectfully. This season’s top try scorer Dave Porecki will be looking to add to his tally from hooker.

Franco van der Merwe and captain Josh McNally continue their robust partnership in the second row.

London Irish: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Topsy Ojo, 13 Tom Stephenson, 12 Terrence Hepetema, 11 Ben Loader, 10 Ian Keatley, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 1 Patric Cilliers, 2 Dave Porecki, 3 Ollie Hoskins, 4 Franco van der Merwe, 5 Josh McNally ©, 6 Jake Schatz, 7 TJ Ioane, 8 Matt Rogerson.

Replacements: 16 Michael van Vuuren, 17 Lovejoy Chawatama, 18 Barney Maddison, 19 Ofisa Treviranus, 20 Scott Steele, 21 Jacob Atkins, 22 Brendan Macken.


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