Yorkshire Carnegie Head Coach Bryan Redpath has named his side for the biggest game in the Greene King IPA Championship so far this season as his side travel to the Madejski Stadium to face London Irish on Saturday.

Both teams are unbeaten in the league so far with a single bonus point separating the sides. Carnegie have a new look second row with both Matt Smith and Dean Schofield ruled out through injury meaning Dan Sanderson and Jack Whetton start in the league together for the first time this season.


Charlie Beech and Mike Cusack start this week at prop with Rob O’Donnell and Lewis Boyce coming off the bench whilst Andy Saull replaces Richard Beck in the back row.

Redpath has named an unchanged back line from the side that defeated Jersey Reds last Friday.

The team in full is:

15. Stevie McColl
14. Jonah Holmes
13. Andy Forsyth
12. Pete Lucock
11. Seb Stegmann
10. Joe Ford
9. Alex Davies
1. Charlie Beech
2. Mike Mayhew
3. Mike Cusack
4. Jack Whetton
5. Dan Sanderson
6. Ryan Burrows (c)
7. Andy Saull
8. Ollie Stedman
16. Phil Nilsen
17. Lewis Boyce
18. Rob O’Donnell
19. Richard Beck
20. Chris Walker
21. Max Green
22. Max Wright