Richmond Start Five New Signings Against London Irish

Richmond are set to play Premiership side London Irish in their toughest preseason test on Saturday 26 August at Richmond Athletic Ground. Kick off 3pm.

In their final preseason fixture the Championship side are at home against a strong London Irish team having beaten National 1 outfit Blackheath 12-41 last week. When the two sides met last, Richmond managed to surprise everyone by taking a losing bonus point from the table toppers as the match finished 26-20.

Just as at Blackheath, there’s a number of new signings selected this week with Craig Trenier, Alex Humfrey, and Luc Jones once again starting. Making their first start for Richmond are Jake Parker and Jesse Liston who both crossed the whitewash in last week’s victory at Well Hall. Ben Rath, who starts on the bench, completes the list of new signings.

In the absence of Chris Davies, Harry Edwards starts at number 8 and Max Crawford is bought on to the bench. Jeremy Cunnew also returns to play for the first time this season.

15 Rob Kirby
14 Jordan Simpson-Hefft
13 Cameron Mitchell
12 Ronnie McLean
11 Jono Woodward
10 Freddie Gabbitass
9 Luc Jones
1 Will Goodrick-Clarke
2 Jason Phipps
3 Craig Trenier
4 Will Warden ©
5 Alex Humfrey
6 Jake Parker
7 Jesse Liston
8 Harry Edwards

16 Ross Grimstone
17 Jeremy Cunnew
18 Jack Allcock
19 Jamie Gibbs
20 Ben Rath
21 Martin Freeman
22 Joe Tarrant
23 Max Crawford
24 Tom Sargeant
25 Rhys Owen