London Irish U18s got their 2021/22 campaign off to an emphatic start at Hazelwood yesterday, defeating Gloucester 41-17.

The young Exiles managed to run in seven tries, much to the delight of the home side’s coaching staff.

“All in all, it was a great start, and we are really pleased for the lads,” said Jack Pattinson, U18 Head Coach.

“What’s most pleasing is that we still think that there is a lot to work on and we can be a lot better.

“We showed great intent to keep the ball moving and to keep it alive. It’s a good start, but we now have to concentrate on the short turnaround before our next game against Harlequins.”

Tries from Kade Bird, George Hamblin, Louie Kirkham, Alex Enright, George Makepeace Cubitt and a Sam Rockley brace were enough to secure the comfortable win for the youngsters.

Well done lads!

The London Irish U18s take on Harlequins U18s on Thursday 23rd December at Cobham RFC (kick-off 12pm).

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