Kyle Rowe put old friendships to one side for 80 minutes on Saturday - and went on to deliver another fine performance for London Irish against his former club, Edinburgh.

A constant threat throughout the Challenge Cup round 3 clash at the Brentford Community Stadium, Rowe scored one and played a crucial role in Irish’s stirring late comeback, as Declan Kidney’s side edged another classic 21-20 in west London.

“It was a good win for us,” said Rowe at the full-time whistle.

“It was good to play against my old team and get the win.

“It’s always pleasing to score and to back it up with an important victory was class and just what we were looking for.”

He added: “We’ve come back in a lot of games this season.

“We’ve come back to win, we’ve come back to draw, in games where nobody really gave us a chance - so to do it again with another late victory is really pleasing.

“It shows you what this group is all about.”

Despite not featuring as much as he would have liked at his former Club, Rowe has flourished in an Exiles jersey since making the switch down south, and it’s clear he’s loving life in the English capital.

“I feel I’m in good form - and I’m really enjoying it here at London Irish,” he said.

“I’m just focusing on my game, taking each game as it comes - which is the way we, as a group, focus on each and every match.

“We’re excited about what’s to come over the next few months.”

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