Following a year in the Championship, London Irish are back in the big time. After their relegation from the Premiership 12 months ago, the Exiles were widely expected to bounce back.
The Reading-based side sealed their promotion tonight with a thrilling victory over Yorkshire Carnegie on a scoreline of 55-48.
FT London Irish 55-48 Yorkshire. We’re back in the Premiership! An enormous thank you to all of you for your brilliant support!! pic.twitter.com/aHrqGMUO5W
— London Irish (@LiRFC) May 24, 2017
There was widespread joy that one of England’s biggest clubs is back in the top tier.
Be great to have London Irish back in the Prem & back on @btsportrugby. Handled relegation with dignity, won promotion with style.
— Nick Mullins (@andNickMullins) May 24, 2017
Well done to all involved at London Irish. Players. Coaches and back room staff. Thank you. Enjoy tonight but now the real work starts.
— Brendan Venter (@BrendanVenter) May 24, 2017
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) May 24, 2017
Looks like London Irish are back into the Premiership – a good club with great support.
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) May 24, 2017
While it will be considered a successful season, they now must build if they are to survive in the Premiership next year.
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