Will O'Callaghan
Will O'Callaghan

18.35 19 Apr 2019


Share this article


They're headed back to the Gallagher Premiership.

Declan Kidney's London Irish have secured a swift return to the Gallagher Premiership.

The Exiles, who were relegated last season, are set for promotion after a bonus-point 46-7 victory over Richmond.

TJ Ioane and wing Ben Loader grabbed two tries each with Albert Tuisue, Bryce Campbell, Josh McNally and Alivereti Veitokani also crossing the whitewash.

Irish, whose final league game is against second-placed Ealing Trailfinders next week, are assured of promotion with a game to spare.

Sean O’Brien is set to join the club next season, with Australia scrum-half Nick Phipps's signing also secured.

Irish chief executive Brian Facer paid tribute to the team's achievements.

“We have achieved our return to the top tier of English rugby, which was the only objective at the start of the season. I would like to congratulate and thank Declan Kidney, his coaching team and the players for working tirelessly over the last year to ensure this was possible.

“I would also like to thank our President, Mick Crossan, and the Board for their support and our on and off-field teams for all of their hard work.

“To all our supporters, thank you for following the team home and away, enjoy the celebrations.”


Share this article


Read more about

London Irish

Most Popular

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Best Of Newstalk

Best Of Newstalk

00:00-06:00

Share

Up next

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

06:00-06:30

Share

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

06:30-07:00

Share

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

07:00-09:00

Share

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

09:00-12:00

Share

LUNCHTIME LIVE

LUNCHTIME LIVE

12:00-14:00

Share

MONCRIEFF

MONCRIEFF

14:00-16:00

Share

THE HARD SHOULDER

THE HARD SHOULDER

16:00-19:00

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

19:00-21:00

Share

SPLANC

SPLANC

21:00-23:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

23:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-07:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on