London Irish ‘excited for the challenge’ of league leaders Leicester as they seek first win of the season

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London Irish welcome back Terrence Hepetema against his former club  (Getty Images)
London Irish welcome back Terrence Hepetema against his former club (Getty Images)

London Irish are chasing their first win of the season when they host table-toppers Leicester Tigers at Brentford tomorrow.

Irish welcome back Terrence Hepetema from injury at inside centre, while Marcel van der Merwe starts at tighthead and Steve Mafi at lock.

While Irish have two tight defeats and a draw to start the season, Leicester have won all three matches.

“Tigers are looking good at the moment; they have three wins from three games,” said the young Exiles star Ollie Hassell-Collins.

“They have changed their direction recently, but we know what to expect. The squad are looking forward to Saturday when they come to our house, and we are excited for the challenge.”

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