European Rugby Challenge Cup
Sam Simmonds' hat-trick sealed Exeter Chiefs a home Aviva Premiership semi-final as the league leaders thumped London Irish 45-5 to push the Exiles ever closer to relegation.
England hooker David Paice believes helping London Irish avoid relegation would eclipse anything else he has achieved in a record breaking career with the club who face reigning Premiership champions Exeter at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.
Global insurance brokers Gallagher have been confirmed as new title sponsors of English rugby union's Premiership.
Piet van Zyl scored two tries as an excellent all-round display from London Irish gave them a 35-5 victory over Harlequins at the Stoop - just their third win of Aviva Premiership season.
Gloucester bolstered their Aviva Premiership playoff bid in bonus point fashion after fighting back from 17-0 down to edge London Irish 33-29 in a Madejski Stadium thriller.
Nick Kennedy has left his post as director of rugby at London Irish.
Declan Kidney and Les Kiss, who led Ireland to Six Nations Grand Slam glory in 2009, have been reunited after joining London Irish's coaching set-up.
Wasps head coach Dai Young condemned his side's performance despite beating London Irish 24-16 at the Ricoh Arena.
Tom Cruse's 76th minute charge-down try enabled Wasps to seal a nervy 24-16 home win over London Irish.
Saracens have signed Scotland international flanker Blair Cowan on loan.
London Irish kept alive their slim hopes of avoiding Aviva Premiership relegation with a crucial 22-9 win over Worcester at the Madejski Stadium.
George North sent Wales coach Warren Gatland a timely reminder by sparking a superb second-half fightback to earn Northampton a 25-17 win against London Irish.
Sale Sharks survived a late fightback from London Irish to come away with a narrow victory at the Madejski Stadium courtesy of a Josh Strauss try.
Joe Cokanasiga scored a hat trick as London Irish roared to their first Anglo-Welsh Cup win in three attempts this season and left Wasps' chances of qualifying for the semifinals hanging by a thread after the 66-7 rout.
Alex Lewington will join Saracens from London Irish ahead of the 2018-19 Aviva Premiership season.
Connacht booked their place in the quarterfinals of the Challenge Cup after a 24-24 draw with Worcester.
Leicester head coach Matt O'Connor insisted the Tigers can be "as good as anyone" after they ended a six-match losing streak with a laboured 19-15 victory at home to Aviva Premiership bottom side London Irish.
Newcastle climbed into the Aviva Premiership top six on Saturday as London Irish went down to their 11th defeat in 12 league games this season.
Worcester Warriors have taken a big step towards Aviva Premiership survival after two Josh Adams tries gave them a 23-8 win over London Irish in what could prove Gary Gold's final game in charge.
London Irish prop Ben Franks urged his teammates not to play with the "noose" of relegation around their neck ahead of the season. Nick Kennedy's side travel to Worcester Friday night knowing defeat will leave them staring firmly at the drop.
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Winger Ollie Thorley ran in four tries as Gloucester coasted to a 69-12 European Challenge Cup Pool 3 victory over winless Zebre.
London Irish captain David Paice has received a five-week ban following his red card against Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership.
Nick Kennedy did not mince his words as he described the incident that saw London Irish captain David Paice sent off during Gloucester's 39-15 Aviva Premiership victory.
Gloucester continued their Aviva Premiership winning streak with a fifth straight victory in a 39-15 try bonus-point win over London Irish, who had captain David Paice sent off for a head-high tackle.
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