12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
After a launch last season, a North vs. South trial match has been held and the Exiles have been honoured to be invited to be the first opponents of the new organisation.
The Exiles squad has a solid core of last season's U18 players, and will include Ireland Clubs U18 internationals hooker Joe MacManus, flanker Sean Dougall, No.8 Seamus McKimm, scrum-half Charlie Mulchrone, out-half Elliott O'Brien & centre Matt Keville. New recruits continue to be added, e.g. the Stonyhurst pair - centre Phil Leonard and flanker Patrick Clancy - and the Epsom College lock Max Eden.