Brian Smith, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish has admitted that he feels confident that England winger Marland Yarde will extend his stay at the club and has also revealed that the club is also keen on retaining the services of Australian James O’Connor beyond this current season.Tags Irish
Brian Smith, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish has promised to see to it that his club doesn’t falter on their travels to Worcester for the second time in a row.
The last time The Exiles traveled to Worcester to take on The Warriors at the Sixways Stadium, the match had to be postponed for 45 minutes with the London side being held up in traffic. This meant that the pre-match preparations were put into complete disarray and The Exiles suffered for it as they drifted away from the game in the second half, eventually losing 35-11.Tags London Irish
Forgotten centre Seitamata Sa is keen to prove his worth to his club after playing a meager 10 minutes of rugby last season.
Having been reduced to a bit part player, many will have forgotten that the player is still on the books of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish but the 25 year old is desperate to prove him once again and is hopeful of returning to action for The Exiles in their final friendly match of the pre-season against Irish giants Munster on the 30th of August.Tags London Irish
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish have announced the signing of Jamie Hagan from Leinster, the Irish provincial side, who has put pen to paper on a new three year deal with the Premiership club.
The 25 year old plays as a tight head prop forward and joined the Leinster side from school before he made the move across the Galway to sign with Connacht, where he made over 50 appearances for the club before re-signing with Leinster back in 2011.Tags London Irish
Brian Smith, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish has moved to stop another exodus of players from the club at the end of next season by tying down the key members of the squad to improved three year contracts.
The Exiles lost a host of talent at the end of last season when the likes of Nick Kennedy, Adam Thompstone, Dan Bowden and Dylan Armitage all left the club for pastures new after their respective contracts with the club expired.Tags London Irish
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish have already lined up a player to replace Jamie Gibson, their highly rated flanker who is set to leave the club at the end of the season and move to the record winners of the Aviva Premiership the Leicester Tigers.
It is expected that the club is set to announce deals to sign at least two new years over the next few days. It is also being believed that negotiations are in advanced stages with a back row forward at this very moment.Tags London Irish
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish has confirmed that Setaimata Sa, the Samoan international will link up with the players of the club this week.
The former star for the Catalan Dragons was signed up by The Exiles last year on a three year deal but was unavailable to the club after being denied a work permit in the United Kingdom. But now, all the protocol issues have been sorted out and the Samoan has been given his UK visa which means he will be available for The Irish for the remainder of the season.Tags London Irish
Aviva Premiership Rugby Union club the London Irish is hopeful that their young starlets such as Matt Garvey, Jamie Gibson and Anthony Watson will follow in the footsteps of their fellow young team mates and sign a contract that will see them pledge their future to The Exiles for the foreseeable future.
This news comes in just a week after Tom Homer, the 22 year old full back for the club, followed in the footsteps of his senior partner Bryn Evans at second row by signing an improved two year contract with the club.Tags London Irish
Brian Smith, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union club the London Irish has stated that neither he nor his coaching staff has any interest in emulating the route taken by Saracens FC to glory as he attempts to ring in the changes at the club this season.
The boss man at the London club has insisted that the club has nothing of note to learn from the champions of 2011, which are their opponents on the opening day of the 2012/13 season of the Aviva Premiership in a double header at Twickenham Stoop.Tags London Irish
Darren Allinson, the scrum half for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side the London Irish is relishing the competition for places in the starting lineup with the no. 9 jersey, following the acquisition of Tomas O’Leary by the club in the off season.
The 24 year old, however, is no stranger to having stiff competition for a place in the starting lineup, having faced a similar situation during his stint with the Cardiff Blues as well as two year spell with the Reading based side.Tags London Irish