26 August 2022
Declan Kidney has today confirmed the squad that will travel to Jersey for the first of two pre-season fixtures ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
The 31-man squad will kick off their season at 3pm on Saturday at the Stade Santander International to face Championship outfit Jersey Reds.
In their first meeting in three years and first visit to St. Peter in almost four years, Irish take on Harvey Biljon’s side fresh from a first ever top four finish in English rugby’s second tier last term.
Whilst Irish’s pre-season commences this Saturday, Jersey Reds came unstuck in a 35-26 loss against fellow Premiership side Leicester Tigers at the Stade Santander.
Josh Basham, Josh Caulfield, Tom Hitchcock, Isaac Miller, Luca Morisi and Ed Scragg are the six new signings on show for Irish in the Channel Islands.
Kidney’s squad also boasts three Senior Academy talents in Michael Dykes (winger), Tarek Haffar (prop) and Joe Vajner (hooker).
The Exiles’ pre-season schedule continues next week with an away trip to Cork to face United Rugby Championship province Munster at Musgrave Park (Friday 2nd September, ko 7.30pm BST).
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Benhard van Rensburg