Tom Coventry named new London Irish boss

Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish have confirmed the appointment of Tom Coventry as the new man in charge at the club starting from the 2015/16 season, replacing the departed Brian Smith.

The 48 year old is currently serving as the assistant coach at New Zealand Super Rugby side the Chiefs and will resign from his position before taking charge of the Exiles.

London Irish Up With Cardiff Blues

London Irish have moved up ahead against the Cardiff Blues. The first try was scored by Cory Allen but it was Andrew Fenby, the Irish Winger was there in the half of each and simultaneously Shane Geraghaty scored down the post. Irish were clearly showing improvement. Irish got the lead when Tom Homer got the penalty. It was Fenby all around who was putting Irish on the top by side tracking all.

Wales Rugby Team Being Supported By Josh Lewsey At The 2015 Rugby World Cup

Wales Rugby Team has found a supporter in Josh Lewsey. Lewsey is the Welsh Rugby Union’s head of rugby, who took up this post in August, 2013. According to Lewsey, Wales Rugby Team should be thrilled for the upcoming World Cup as they have to face some tough challenges.
Josh Lewsey is of the opinion that the Wales Rugby Team’s head coach- Warren Gatland has the ability to help the team perform well at the 2015 World Cup and the team may very well follow the footsteps of the England team which had won the Rugby World Cup 2003 under the headship of Sir Clive Woodward.

London Irish looking to sign Chris Noakes

Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish are exploring the prospect of signing of New Zealand fly half Chris Noakes from his present club.

The 28 year old currently plays for the Blues in the Super Rugby League, and the Exiles have identified him as the perfect replacement for Ian Humphreys, who is reported to be considering a return to Ulster at the beginning of the new season.

LONDON IRISH SIGN SIGGERY

London Irish have signed the young row forward Edward Siggery on a professional contract. Siggery, 19, who came through the ranks at Scarlets Academy, is currently at the Junior World Championships with the Wales Under-20 side. He told the club website: “Quite a few young lads at the club made a big impact last season Continue Reading

LONDON IRISH SIGNS EVANS

London Irish have moved in to sign the All Blacks second row Bryn Evans in a major coup. The 26-year-old lock, who also plays for Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand’s domestic provincial competition, has signed a two-year deal. “I am looking forward to testing myself against a different opposition in a different club competition,” he Continue Reading

BOWDEN AFFECTED BY EARTHQUAKE

London Irish centre Dan Bowden has said that he is finding it difficult to concentrate on rugby as his native New Zealand has been affected by earthquake.

Bowden, who lived in Christchurch before moving to the Exiles, said it had been a worrying time for him.

He told BBC Berkshire: “I didn’t hear from my cousins for 24 hours so it’s hard not to think the worst.

“That put rugby on the back-burner mentally, but it was a relief to get a game and think about something else.”

HODGSON ACCEPTS PRESSURE

London Irish scrum-half Paul Hodgson has said that playing under pressure is not a problem for them. The Exiles are without a Premiership win since October and have slipped from top of the table to seventh place.

Paul Hodgson told BBC Berkshire: “The pressure that we create is on each other, to make sure that we deliver the best possible performance.

“We’re a squad that is very competitive throughout – in plenty of positions there’s competition.”

Hodgson played down the importance of this weekend’s fixture against Newcastle.