27 May 2022
London Irish can confirm that front-row forward Ollie Hoskins has signed a new deal with the Club and has pledged his future to the Exiles.
The Australia international, who earned his first cap for the Wallabies in November 2021 against England at Twickenham Stadium, has been with London Irish since the 2016/17 season and made 140 appearances in the green jersey.
Hoskins joined from Super Rugby Pacific side Western Force, playing 26 times for the Western Australia side whilst also playing for the Perth Spirit in the National Rugby Championship.
Since joining the Exiles, Hoskins has played a crucial role in two promotions from the Championship, the latter of which included a run to the Championship Cup final and where he was voted Supporters’ Player of the Season in 2018/19.
The tighthead prop surpassed a century of appearances in Irish colours in the 2020/21 season in an entertaining 27-27 draw against Harlequins at The Stoop.
London Irish Director of Rugby Declan Kidney expressed his delight in retaining Hoskins’ services at Irish.
“Ollie has picked up some brilliant experience since joining the Club, including international honours with Australia,” Kidney explained.
“He has been a cornerstone of our squad for some time now, and I know he will have a major influence on the team in the years ahead, going into what will be his seventh season with us here at Hazelwood.”
Hoskins then stated his happiness in extending his stay with the Club.
“Playing with London Irish over these last few years has been nothing other than a pleasure, and playing in the Premiership week in, week out is an experience like no other.
“Committing more time to London Irish was an easy decision, I have loved my stay at Irish so far and I am determined to make more fantastic memories with the Club.”
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