London Irish have today (Friday 19 April) secured promotion back to the Premiership following this afternoon’s bonus-point win against Richmond. The victory secures the Championship title with one round of fixtures still to play.
London Irish confirmed the club’s return to the Gallagher Premiership with a comprehensive 7-46 bonus-point victory against Richmond at a sun-drenched Athletic Ground.
The Exiles crossed for eight tries in total, four in the first half and four in the second, to achieve the main objective set out at the start of the season.
Declan Kidney’s side will welcome Ealing Trailfinders to Madejski Stadium for the final league game of the season on Saturday 27 April. The team will be presented with the Championship trophy following the final whistle.
London Irish Chief Executive, Brian Facer said: “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.”