We wish Simon well for Saturday coming, after the toughest baptism into captaincy that anyone could expect i.e. against the All Blacks last Saturday. (N.B. Simon's brother Guy remains injured; hence, out of contention.)
Fellow Exile Kieran Campbell retains his place on the bench, as reserve scrum-half, and we trust that his first appearance at home for Ireland will not be too far away. Kieran is a good role model for the aspiring young professional: while playing at London Irish, he studied at Brunel University, and completed his degree at the University of Ulster when he moved to Ulster.