30 November 2022
The remainder of the 2022/23 Premiership Rugby Under-18 Academy League regular season fixtures have been announced, with London Irish recommencing their campaign on Saturday 7th January 2023.
The Hazelwood Centre hosts Irish’s encounter with London rivals Saracens (12pm kick-off) on the second weekend of January, both unbeaten after the first two rounds of Under-18 League action in August.
The fourth round of the Premiership Rugby Under-18 Academy League sees the Boys in Green return to their home ground of Hazelwood against Bath Rugby (Saturday 14th January, 1pm kick-off).
Bath is bottom of the Southern Conference at present, with Round 6 opponents Exeter Chiefs also winless in the division after one game.
Saturday 21st January sees Irish is back on their travels to another currently unbeaten team in Bristol for an encounter held at Dings Crusaders RFC (7.30pm kick-off).
A trip back to the West Country awaits in Round 6, playing at Truro College on Saturday 4th February against Chiefs (12.30pm kick-off).
Irish plays out a bye week in the weekend of the 10th/11th/12th February, the seventh and final round of the 2022/23 Premiership Rugby Under-18 Academy League regular season.
Finals Day of the 2022/23 Premiership Rugby Under-18 Academy League is billed for Sunday 19th February, with a venue and kick-off time to be confirmed.
The Exiles opened up their season with two wins over Gloucester Rugby (17-39) and then Harlequins (22-19) at the Hazelwood Centre, one of only three sides to remain unbeaten this far.
Irish currently sits third in the Southern Conference of the Under-18 League behind Saracens (first) and Bristol (second).
London Irish under-18’s remaining 2022/23 Premiership Rugby Under-18 Academy League regular season fixtures
Round 3 – London Irish under-18s vs Saracens under-18s – Saturday 7th January 2023, Hazelwood Centre, 12pm kick-off
Round 4 – London Irish under-18s vs Bath Rugby under-18s – Saturday 14th January 2023, Hazelwood Centre, 1pm kick-off
Round 5 – Bristol Bears under-18s vs London Irish under-18s – Saturday 21st January 2023, Dings Crusaders RFC, 7.30pm kick-off
Round 6 – Exeter Chiefs under-18s vs London Irish under-18s – Saturday 4th February 2023, Truro College, 12.30pm kick-off