London Irish can confirm that the Club will travel to Munster Rugby on Friday 2 September for a pre-season friendly (7:30pm kick-off).

Declan Kidney’s squad will head to Musgrave Park, Cork to finalise preparations for the 2022/23 campaign.

In honour of Jack Wakefield, a London Irish supporter who passed away in 2005, the Clubs will contest for the Jack Wakefield Memorial Trophy.

The trophy is awarded to the winners of every one of London Irish's challenge matches against an Irish province, with September's meeting against the Red Army being the 10th in 15 seasons.

The last meeting between the two sides was in a pre-season clash back in 2019, with Munster Rugby coming out on top on that occasion.

This fixture, alongside London Irish’s trip to Jersey Reds on Saturday 27 August, completes the Exiles’ pre-season schedule.

Tickets for the contest against Munster Rugby will be released in due course by the home team.

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