London Irish will travel to Sale Sharks tomorrow evening in round 13 of the Gallagher Premiership Friday 6 March, 8pm kick-off).

We caught up with assistant coach George Skivington ahead of tomorrow night’s trip to the AJ Bell stadium, firstly reflecting on last Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership fixture against Wasps.

“There were moments in the game where we probably let ourselves down, but the effort was great and the professionalism building into it was excellent.

“Some days you’re just not on point and we didn’t quite deliver what we set out to do.

“The last 5 minutes showed some real character from the boys and showed what we’re really about, so we are disappointed we didn’t do that for the whole game.”

This week see’s the Exiles with a 5-day turnaround between Rounds 12 and 13, but Skivington and the team are not letting it affect preparations.

“5-day turnarounds are a real challenge, but it’s part and parcel of it and everyone will get one in the season and it’s always been that way.

“We’re out there and we’re preparing as best we can”

Sale Sharks are riding high in the Premiership and are always a strong outfit at the AJ Bell Stadium and Skivington is well aware of what London Irish will face on the field.

“It will be a hugely physical battle, it’s a hard place to go and always has been, and they are in really good form at the moment.

“They’re executing their plays and have plenty of flair out the back to score good tries. It’s going to be a real challenge.”


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