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Ratuniyarawa benched in Stormers clash

Veteran Flying Fijian and London Irish forward Api Ratuniyarawa will come off the bench in their clash against the Stormers in Round 2 of the Champions Cup tomorrow.

Head coach Declan Kidney has confirmed the squad with Ratuniyarawa to start off from the bench this week after an impressive performance last week.

Will Goodrick-Clarke, Mike Willemse and Lovejoy Chawatama combine in the front row, with Rob Simmons and Adam Coleman in the starting second row.

Matt Rogerson captains the side and is joined in the back row by Tom Pearson and Josh Basham.

Argentina international Ignacio Ruiz is set to make his first appearance for the Club if required substitution.

London Irish: Ben Loader, Lucio Cinti, Luca Morisi, Benhard van Rensburg, Ollie Hassell-Collins, Paddy Jackson, Joe Powell, Will Goodrick-Clarke, Mike Willemse, Lovejoy Chawatama, Rob Simmons, Adam Coleman, Matt Rogerson (c), Tom Pearson, Josh Basham.

Replacements: Ignacio Ruiz, Facundo Gigena, Oliver Hoskins, Api Ratuniyarawa, Chandler Cunningham-South, Ben White, Rory Jennings, Will Joseph.

London Irish will meet the Stormers at 5.30 am at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town.

Romeka Romena
Romeka Romena
Journalist | news@fijilive.com
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