Team Bio: London Irish
London Irish Rugby Team Bio

Team Bio: London Irish

Team NameLondon Irish
StadiumCommunity Stadium
Year Founded1898
Seasons Spent in Premier League22
Premier League Titles0
Official Site

London Irish Information

The London Irish have a much-travelled history. The current London Irish stadium is the Brentford Community Stadium in Greater London. They ground share with the Brentford FC. The grounds have a capacity of around 18,000.

Before that, London Irish played their home games in Reading at the Madejski Stadium, spending a couple of decades there.

The club was originally from Sunbury in Middlesex, where they spent many years at The Avenue ground. Of the current Premiership teams, London Irish is the youngest. They followed London Scotland and London Welsh. London Irish play in their famous green jersey.

London Irish History

London Irish was formed in 1898 in Middlesex and spent most of their early days in the Courage League Division Two, with a few scattered appearances in the top tier. They were part of the inaugural Premiership season in 1997/98, where London Irish finished second from the bottom that season.

The Exiles, as they are known, survived in the top tier until the end of the 2015/16 season, when they suffered relegation. They immediately won a promotion from the Championship, only to go straight back down again.

The club’s resilience won out again as they immediately earned another promotion to return to the Premiership for the start of the 2019/20 season at the London Irish stadium.

Their best Premiership finish was as runners-up in 2009 when they were narrowly defeated in the final by Leicester. The Exiles came close to landing a European title when they lost the Challenge Cup Final in 2016.

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