London Irish’s Darren Allison has said that he is happy about the current competition for places. Allinson will wear the number nine jersey on Sunday against Northampton in the LV= Cup – his third start in a row.
He told BBC Berkshire: “Dodge [Paul Hodgson] is one of the best defensive scrum-halves I’ve ever seen.
“He’s been saying it’s really great for him to have a bit of competition. We work hard together, and it’s fantastic to work with international players.”