7 December 2021
Kyle Rowe believes London Irish’s ruthless streak is playing a key role in the Exiles’ recent fine form.
Declan Kidney’s side clinched a resounding 43-21 victory against Newcastle Falcons at the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon - making it four wins and a draw from five fixtures in all competitions.
“We’d prepared all week to try and stay on top of Newcastle,” said Rowe, ”and we came out the traps really quickly.
“We didn’t let our foot off the gas and we were pretty ruthless throughout the 80 minutes.”
Rowe got the ball rolling with a stunning seventh minute solo effort - a try which set the tone for the rest of the afternoon at the BCS.
“It was important to start the game well - and we did that,” he said.
“I just want to get my hands on the ball and show people what I can do.
“I spotted a gap, evaded a couple of tackles and managed to get in under the posts.”
Rowe was also full of praise for his fellow winger, Ollie Hassell Collins, who ran in three tries on a fine afternoon for the Exiles’ wide-men.
“Ollie was amazing,” said Rowe.
“He’s always got those tries in him and Saturday was the type of occasion he relishes, with plenty of ball out wide.”
Rowe saved his final words for the Exile Nation faithful, who backed their team from the first minute to the last at a bouncing Brentford Community Stadium.
“It was important to get that first home league win - for the boys and for the fans,” he said.
“We’ve had some great games here so far this season, but getting the win in front of our supporters was really satisfying.
“The support we received was first class. It was an unbelievable feeling.”