Agustin Creevy is ready and raring to go ahead of the start of the 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership season this weekend.
London Irish travel to Worcester Warriors in Round 1 on Saturday afternoon, for what promises to be a keenly-contested encounter at Sixways.
Speaking at the recent Premiership Rugby launch at Twickenham last week, Creevy said: “We’re expecting a really tough game.
“Worcester have got a relatively new team, which will of course pose different challenges to the team we faced last season.
“We will need to be strong defensively and then express ourselves as positively as we can do in attack - it’s an exciting game to look forward to.”
Creevy, of course, spent a couple of years with the Warriors earlier in his career, but he insists old friendships will be put on hold for 80 minutes on Saturday.
He said: “I’ve got fond memories of playing for Worcester.
“Jonathan Thomas (Worcester’s Head Coach) was there as a player when I was there, and there’s a few others there too.
“It was my first Club in the Premiership in England, so I have a lot of good memories of my time there.”
At the age of 36, Creevy has been there, seen it and done it over his illustrious career for Club and country, but there’s still plenty of fire in his belly ahead of the new campaign commencing this weekend.
“We are ready,” he said.
“We’ve trained really hard over the last couple of months, spending a lot of time on the field with the ball in hand.
“We have prepared well, we feel ready to be the best team that we can be.
“We are all really looking forward to the season ahead.”