6 April 2020
We teamed up with My London last month to share seven reasons to watch London Irish in the capital next season. Here’s the list
Set to be only one of two London clubs playing in the Premiership next season, London Irish will have to battle it out with Harlequins to see who will be crowned the king of the capital.
At the Brentford Community Stadium the team will be hoping that next season proves to be their most exciting yet.
Tickets are some of the most affordable in London
An adult season ticket costs £270 with a concession rate of £200 for 18 to 24-year-olds.
You also don't have to worry about paying all your money up front, as there is the option to spread the cost of your season ticket over 10 months.
A family season ticket with two adults and two children costs £600 – equating to £9.40 per game.
You can watch international players
With over 13 different nationalities playing for the club, London Irish is one of the most diverse teams in the Premiership.
Many of the players have had a chance to represent their country on the international stage, including:
Seán O’Brien (Ireland), Waisake Naholo (New Zealand), Adam Coleman (Australia), Allan Dell (Scotland), Nick Phipps (Australia), Blair Cowan (Scotland) to name a few.
With so much talent on show you can be sure of some high-quality rugby gracing the new Brentford Community Stadium.
Atmosphere like no other
Nothing brings supporters together more than a great atmosphere, live music and a well-stocked bar.
With a reputation for having great craic, London Irish have some fantastic support that is well known within the rugby community.
This is epitomised at the annual St Patrick's Party fixture which is a standout event in the rugby calendar. There's live music, fancy dress, a kid's zone and plenty of opportunities to sing.
Attended by supporters across Britain and Ireland the fixture has been running for almost 20 years and is still a favourite amongst fans.
You can meet your heroes
It's not often that you could share a pint with some of your favourite players after the game, but at London Irish this can be quite a regular occurrence.
Many of the players will come from the pitch to the bar after a game for a chance to meet the supporter, take some pictures and share in the celebrations.
Whether you want to congratulate the lads or grab a quick autograph the team are always happy to say hello.
Eight stations within a mile or so of the stadium
There's nothing worse than having to trek for miles after a game to find the nearest station.
Thankfully for London Irish supporters that will never be the case.
There are eight train stations within a mile or so of the stadium.
If public transport isn't your thing then the stadium is also right next to the M4 for supporters who still want to support the team from Reading.
It is a welcoming familty club
Historically London Irish have always been a welcoming club.
The club was initially created to provide a home from home for wandering Irish men and women.
Regardless of creed or politics, the club was formed as a welcoming and hospitable venue to entertain rugby players and supporters from around the world.
The club still embodies this spirit which is why they are nicknamed The Exiles. London Irish prides itself on being a club for anyone and everyone.
Season tickets are on general sale, with more information here.