Jacob Atkins has become the latest London Irish Academy graduate to commit his future to the Club.

The 23-year-old fly-half, who joined the London Irish Academy by virtue of coming through the AASE programme at the start of the 2016/17 season, featured in both the Gallagher Premiership and European Challenge Cup during the 2020/21 campaign.

In total, he has now made 40 appearances in all competitions for the Exiles.

Atkins said: “I’m delighted to be extending my time with the Club. London Irish is very important to me and my family, we’ve been a part of the Club for such a long time, so it was an easy decision to sign on for more.

“I feel I’ve got the best chance possible to grow as a player here, working on a daily basis with a strong group of players and staff.

“I’m excited about next season and what lies in store for us all at London Irish as we continue to evolve.” 

Declan Kidney believes Atkins has a bright future at the Club, commenting: “Jacob is a great student of the game - his enthusiasm to continue to develop and improve as a player is palpable.

“Jacob is a valued member of our squad and works closely with Paddy Jackson on our team shape and plays.”

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