Bryn Evans to captain Exiles against Saracens

first_imgLondon Irish Director of Rugby, Brian Smith said: “It is great to be back to Aviva Premiership action. We’ve got a fantastic squad on board for the 2012/13 season and we are looking forward to the season ahead. This squad is very ambitious and we aim to emulate the deeds of our courageous sevens team that won the JP Morgan sevens title over the summer.”London Irish v SaracensSaturday 1st September, at TwickenhamKick-off: 16:30 Starting XV15. Tom Homer; 14. Topsy Ojo13. Jonathan Joseph; 12. Sailosi Tagicakibau; 11. Marland Yarde 10. Steve Shingler; 9. Tomás O’Leary; 1. Max Lahiff; 2. Scott Lawson; 3. Leo Halavatau; 4. George Skivington; 5. Bryn Evans (C); 6. Jamie Gibson; 7. Ofisa Treviranus; 8. Jon FisherReplacements:16. Brian Blaney; 17. Halani Aulika*; 18. Cai Griffiths; 19. Kieran Low; 20. Declan Danaher; 21. Alex Gray; 22. Shane Geraghty; 23. Jack Moates Captains duties fall to Kiwi born lock Evans (above)New Zealand international, Bryn Evans, will captain London Irish tomorrow afternoon against Saracens in the Aviva Premiership’s London Double Header clash at Twickenham.Evans will form a second row partnership with George Skivington who joined from Leicester Tigers over the summer.Scotland international, Scott Lawson, will start at hooker alongside Max Lahiff and Leo Halavatau with Jon Fisher, Jamie Gibson and Ofisa Treviranus making up the back row.Ireland international, Tomás O’Leary, will partner Steven Shingler at half back with Sailosi Tagicakibau moving from the wing to inside centre in place of injured Joe Ansbro.Jonathan Joseph will partner the Samoan in the centre with Marland Yarde, Topsy Ojo and last season’s Aviva Premiership top point scorer, Tom Homer, making up the back three. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: Irish lock Bryn Evans looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and London Irish at Kingston Park on February 18, 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Brooks, No. 21 Houston rally for 60-50 win over Utah State

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHOUSTON (AP) — Armoni Brooks scored all of his 15 points in the second half and No. 21 Houston overcame a sluggish first half to rally past Utah State 60-50 on Thursday night.Brooks shot 5 for 10 in the second half and led the way as the Cougars (11-0) came back from a 10-point halftime deficit for their 24th consecutive home win. DeJon Jarreau had 10 points off the bench for Houston, which shot 32 percent from the field, including 39 percent in the second half.Dwayne Brown Jr. had 19 points and seven rebounds off the bench, and Quinn Taylor added 14 points and nine rebounds for Utah State (9-3), which shot 37 percent from the field but was 5 for 19 in the second half. Utah State lost its 15th straight against an AP Top 25 opponent.Houston opened the second half by outscoring the Aggies 29-10 over the first 12 ½ minutes to open up a 50-41 lead on Brooks’ 3-pointer. Brooks had all of his points in the run.The Aggies cut it to 52-47 on a free throw by John Knight III with 4:49 remaining, but got no closer as Houston finished the game with an 8-3 spurt.Utah State used an 11-0 run in the first half to take a 29-16 on Taylor’s dunk with 4 minutes remaining. Utah State led 31-21 at the half as the Cougars shot a dismal 7 of 30 from the field.BIG PICTUREUtah State: The Aggies missed an opportunity for a nice resume-building win, and fell to 16-100 all-time against AP Top 25 opponents. Utah State finished with 17 turnovers, which Houston turned into 17 points. The Aggies shot 10 of 14 from the free throw line but 4 of 20 from the 3-point line, including 1 of 10 in the second half.Houston: The Cougars used a strong defensive effort in the second half to mount the comeback, holding the Aggies to 3-for-14 shooting during their large run and forcing six turnovers over that span. Houston shot 13 of 15 from the free throw line to help overcome sluggish shooting from the field.UP NEXTUtah State: Hosts Eastern Oregon on Dec. 28.Houston: Hosts Coppin State on Sunday. Written by Tags: Utah State Aggies Basketball December 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Brooks, No. 21 Houston rally for 60-50 win over Utah State Associated Presslast_img read more

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