Kennedy insists there’s time to turn it around

Nick Kennedy came into the post-match press conference in typical good heart, though inside he’d have been hurting as much as the players. Too often this season, Irish have found themselves facing a heavy deficit, and Kennedy admitted this: “We let ourselves down in the first half – we missed some key tackles. Credit to…

Tait double resigns Irish to relegation fate

London Irish lost 15-20 to Newcastle in a scrappy game that almost seals their relegation. Two Alex Tait tries, as well as one from Vereniki Goneva were counteracted by five Greig Tonks penalties, but it wasn’t enough for the Exiles. Two years ago, almost to the day, London Irish and Newcastle faced off at the…

Hopeless Irish fall to battling Worcester

Welsh winger Josh Adams scored twice as his Worcester side saw off a dismal London Irish in a key relegation clash at Sixways. Nick Kennedy’s Irish team battled hard but looked utterly ineffective going forward – worrying given the Exiles’ main problems up until this game had been in defence. A lengthy Irish injury list…

PREVIEW – Worcester vs London Irish

After a two week break for European action, the Aviva Premiership returns with a crunch Friday night clash at Sixways, where Worcester host London Irish in a huge relegation battle. 11. Worcester (14 points) Worcester’s defence is slightly more solid than their relegation rivals, but they have still conceded 279 points. This gives them the third…

Irish struggle to Trailfinders victory

“dominant” – having power and influence over others Before the game the, admittedly, very annoying stadium announcer described the Exiles as “dominant”. It was, perhaps a poor description, given the decline in recent weeks, added to an in form Ealing side. A couple of minutes later, he used another word to describe Irish – “overconfident.” This…

Road to success – My five year plan for London Irish

First things first, it must be said that this plan means nothing unless The Exiles win promotion later this year. All signings talked about in the seasonal plans are for the following seasons. Season 1 – 2017/18 Avoid Relegation. If we win promotion and then fall straight back down to the Greene King IPA Championship, I fail to…