London Irish hope to maintain their excellent 100% start to the Heineken Cup with a win over pool favourites Perpignan at the Madjeski Stadium on Sunday.

The Exiles are the only team in the competition to have picked up maximum points to date with successive bonus-point wins against Benetton Treviso and Newport Gwent Dragons and have scored the most points in the competition with 87.

2003 runners-up Perpignan are hot on their heels of the Guinness Premiership side and just one point behind in the group but will have to make history in Reading.

But they will have to banish their awful travelling record of failing to win in any of their six Heineken Cup matches in England.