It has been a long road to recovery, but within weeks of his return to first team affairs London Irish wing ace Alex Lewington is injecting fear into defences up and down the country.

The 25-year-old, who bagged himself a hat-trick during Saturday’s 82-3 victory over Rotherham Titans, has made his mark following eight months in the treatment room.

“It’s not as straightforward as just coming back into the team and performing, so I’m really glad with the way everything is going and I hope this continues going into the play-offs,” said the England Saxon.

“I’m pleased to have got myself on the scoresheet four times since my return against Yorkshire Carnegie last month, but it’s the hard work of everyone around me that has made this possible.”

The Exiles travel to Doncaster Knights this Saturday, marking the final regular league game of the campaign as thoughts turn to the play-offs.

Lewington is well aware of the threats posed by the South Yorkshire outfit, who succumbed to a 19-0 defeat at the Madejski Stadium on the opening day of the campaign.

“Doncaster like to play an expansive game and they are a team that has experience of the Championship at this stage of the season.

“We played well when we beat them earlier in the season and we will have to raise our game even more when we play them at their place this weekend.”

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