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.
Smith is adamant of putting an end to the away day blues of the club and has also taken steps to ensure that the club reaches the opposition stadium on time for the Aviva Premiership clash against the Worcester Warriors this Saturday. The London Irish boss stated that the team will be travelling on Friday, one day before the match. He mentioned that this is a significant investment on the part of the club but admitted that it is one of the main reasons why clubs tend to do on the road – because of such a professional approach.
He stated that it is not the ideal scenario to be getting off the bus after a three-four hour journey and then try and win a Premiership rugby match. He also mentioned that those days are now long gone and admitted that it was one of the key reasons that the club got caught in away matches last season.
And speaking of their first match against Saracens FC, the London Irish boss mentioned they deserved their win but The Exiles also made it easier for them but admitted that The Warriors will not have ti so easy.