Smith moves to stop talent drain from 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.