London Irish

More acts announced for special Ed Sheeran concert at London Irish Centre

<b>A NUMBER of special guests will join Ed Sheeran and Dermot O' Leary for a special one-off event at the London Irish Centre this week.</b><p>The London Irish …


Declan Kidney's London Irish to meet Munster in Cork for pre-season

Kidney taking the Heineken Cup to Limerick in 2006.<p>Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO<p>Kidney taking the Heineken Cup to Limerick in 2006.<p>Image: Cathal …


England U20s name side to face Argentina

• World Rugby U20 Championship: test your knowledge - here<br>• Get to know England U20s: stats and facts - here<p><b>England U20s head coach Steve Bates has named</b> …

Leicester Tigers

Matt Symons: Harlequins sign Wasps lock for 2018-19 season

<b>Harlequins have agreed a deal to sign Wasps forward Matt Symons this summer.</b><p>The 28-year-old lock, who joined Wasps from London Irish in the summer of 2016, only featured five times in all competitions this season.<p>"He brings a physicality and line-out authority that we've been looking for, as well …


Declan Kidney: Former Ireland head coach is the new director of rugby at London Irish

Six Nations Championship

Declan Kidney appointed London Irish director of rugby

The former Ireland head coach has made a big impact since arriving at the club in March.

Aviva Premiership

England defence coach Gustard could quit before tour of South Africa

LONDON - Paul Gustard is set to leave his role as England defence coach and take over as head of rugby at Premiership side Harlequins, according to …

Sport (South Africa)

Arno Botha signs for Munster

Former Springbok and Bulls flank Arno Botha has signed a one-year deal with Irish club Munster.<p>Botha, who only signed for his current side London …

South African Rugby

Twice-capped Springbok back-row forward to join Munster next season

Arno Botha, who worked with Johann van Graan in South Africa, has signed a one-year deal with the province.

World Rugby

England U20s defeated by Junior Springboks

• <b>England:</b> Tries – Loader, Walker Cons - Grayson• <b><br>Junior Springboks:</b> Tries - Kriel, Kruger, Erasmus, Pretorius Cons - Lombard 3<p><b>England U20s were beaten</b> …

English Rugby

London Irish sign United States international Bryce Campbell

Relegated London Irish have continued rebuilding for life in the Championship by signing US centre Bryce Campbell.

United States

England U20s name squad to face Junior Springboks

• Bates relishing Junior Springboks clash - read<br>• England prepare for World Rugby U20 Championship<br>• Tournament runs from 30 May until 17 June<p><b>England U20s</b> …

World Rugby

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This has not been a vintage year in the Premiership. If you take out the tremendous progress made by Newcastle under Dean Richards, you will be hard pushed to find definitive improvements in most teams, with a few regressing.<p>For evidence of this, I want to focus on the bottom of the table and the …


Wasps, Saracens on collision course

Wasps beat the Newcastle Falcons 39-22, while there were also wins for Saracens, Exeter, Bath, Leicester and Northampton in the English Premiership.

South African Rugby

Bath 63 London Irish 19: Matt Banahan signs off in style with hat-trick as hosts secure Champions Cup place in Exiles rout

Matt Banahan signed-off in style at Bath as he marked his final appearance after a 12-year stint at the club with a hat-trick of tries in a win that earned his old team-mates a ticket into the Champions Cup next season.<p>That was the ultimate goal of the game against London Irish, the four tries …

Rugby Union

Premiership: Bath 63-19 London Irish

Matt Banahan ended his 12-year Bath career with a hat-trick to help the Blue, Black and Whites thrash London Irish to qualify for next season's European Champions Cup.

European Rugby Champions Cup

Rugby Digger - transfer news and rumours: 'Joe Cokanasiga to join Bath on loan from London Irish'

<i>Read our dose of all the latest Aviva Premiership transfer news and rumours, plus a round-up of all the biggest rugby news stories from around the world with Rugby Digger...</i><p><b>Joe Cokanasiga</b> will join Bath on a season-long loan from relegated London Irish next season.<p>That's according to <i>ESPN</i>, which …

Soccer Transfers

Sorry London Irish warn Premiership hawks they won't be bullied out of existence

London Irish have said sorry to fans for getting relegated - but insisted they won’t now be bullied out of existence.<p>The Exiles admitted their …

Aviva Premiership

European rugby Power Rankings, Week 24: Newcastle Falcons soar into the top ten

One round remains in the Aviva Premiership and Top 14, with the Pro14 play-offs already decided. Here are the latest rankings ahead of the final weekend in a long regular season.<p><b>40. Kings (1-20, no change)</b><p><b>39. Dragons (5-2-19, no change)</b><p><b>38. Brive (9-1-21, no change)</b><p><b>37. London Irish (6-21, no</b> …

Top 10

London Irish pledge to maintain Premiership set-up after relegation

London Irish chief executive, Brian Facer, has pledged that the club will continue to act as a Premiership outfit in terms of recruitment even though the weekend’s results mean that the club has been relegated for the second time in three years.<p>Facer insists that there will be no swingeing cuts …

Rugby Union

Aviva Premiership: Saracens blow out London Irish, 51-14, in Round 21

Saracens led the whole way over London Irish in Round 21 to secure a home match in the semifinals.

Aviva Premiership

Saracens hammer relegated London Irish to secure home Premiership semi

The England No 8 Billy Vunipola produced a rampaging 20-minute cameo as Saracens secured a home play-off semi-final against Wasps or Newcastle by crushing relegated London Irish.<p>Making his first appearance since breaking an arm in mid-January, Vunipola’s first involvement left Irish flanker Jake …

Sport (UK)

England blow for Eddie Jones: Billy Vunipola back but George Kruis ruled out of South Africa tour

The gloom of the last rites being performed on London Irish was offset by the joyful sight of Billy Vunipola shuffling on to the Madejski pitch on the hour for his first action in three months, a boon for club as well as for country. He put in a trademark shift of churning yardage as Saracens …

Sport (UK)

Danny Cipriani inspires Wasps to play-off place, Saracens ease past London Irish and George Kruis ruled out of England tour

Billy Vunipola handed England a big boost with his first match in three months as Saracens sealed second place in the Aviva Premiership with a 51-14 …

Sport (UK)

Falcons stun Tigers in thriller

Newcastle scored a late try to beat Leicester 25-23 at Welford Road, while there were also wins for Exeter, Saracens, Wasps, Bath and Worcester in …

South African Rugby

Premiership: Worcester Warriors 44-13 Harlequins

Worcester Warriors beat Harlequins to secure their Premiership safety by consigning London Irish to relegation.


Despite suffering a stroke, Josh McNally has regained place at London Irish and helped RAF to title

London Irish lock Josh McNally faces Saracens for the second time this season on Sunday. He did not board the team bus following his team’s 44-13 defeat to the same opponents at Allianz Park last October.<p>Instead, because of evening plans with his wife Sarah, he had driven to the game and headed …

Royal Air Force

Worcester Warriors condemn London Irish to relegation with demolition of sorry Harlequins

Centre Ben Te'o grabbed the try which keeps Worcester Warriors in the Premiership for another season.<p>The Warriors needed just one point to condemn …


London Irish captain David Paice warns English rugby of perils of keeping promotion and relegation as Exiles prepare to drop

IT is not the send-off England hooker David Paice had in mind after 15 years unbroken service to London Irish.<p>Confirmation of the Exiles’ relegation …

English Rugby

London Irish relegated from Premiership after one season back in top flight

London Irish have been relegated from the Premiership after one season back in the top flight of English rugby.