18 January 2018
Fresh from inking a new deal with the club, London Irish centre Tom Fowlie is now eying back to back wins against Krasny Yar in the European Rugby Challenge Cup as the business end of the 2017/18 campaign comes into focus.
Fowlie will be part of the travelling party for the trip to Georgia, the Exiles locking horns with the Russian side in Tbilisi this Saturday (kick-off 1pm GMT).
“I’ve never been to Georgia, so it’s a new experience that I’m really looking forward to,” said Fowlie, 22.
“Krasny Yar showed last week that they are a good team and I’m expecting a much tougher game in Georgia this weekend.
“Hopefully we can get the win, build some confidence and really kick on going into the Anglo-Welsh Cup and then the crucial block of Aviva Premiership games.
“The next few games are massive for us as we feel we can build momentum and we want to implement what we’ve been doing in training.
“Winning breeds confidence and that’s what we’re striving to do.”
Fowlie along with Theo Brophy Clews and Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi committed their future to Irish by agreeing new deals earlier this week.
Enjoying a good run in Nick Kennedy’s set-up this season, Fowlie said: “I was coming to the end of my contract, so it’s really good to re-sign with a club that means a lot to me.
“I just want to keep getting better as a player and it would be great if we could put together a sequence of wins at this stage of the season.
“I’ve managed to stay fit, which has been key. I’ve had a decent run in the team and feel that as a squad, we are starting to build some continuity and are improving game after game.
“We need to convert our improved performances into wins and we’ll be fighting for every point between now and the end of the season.”
London Irish’s next home game will be against Wasps in the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Saturday 27 January. Under 13s tickets are just £1 throughout the stadium with adults from £15 from www.lidirect.co.uk or by calling 0118 968 1016 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to noon).