London Irish have delivered their most complete performances to date in recent weeks according to Technical Director Brendan Venter.

Venter, who is currently in the Italy camp assisting Head Coach Conor O’Shea during their autumn internationals, has been impressed with the progress of the Exiles under the stewardship of Director of Rugby Nick Kennedy.

Kennedy has guided Irish to 10 wins out of 10 in all competitions and they sit six points clear at the top of the Championship table following scintillating wins over London Scottish and Yorkshire Carnegie respectively.

“The way in which we have executed our game plan during the last few games has been excellent and we are starting to show exactly what we are capable of,” said the South African, who was in the stands for the 62-12 win at London Scottish last month.

“The lads have approached every game with the right attitude and intensity, and there has been an improvement in our performances week on week.

“From day one the intensity in training has been spot on and the management team and everyone behind the scenes have been fantastic.

“We know that it’s still very early days in the Championship and there is a long way to go, but I’m pleased with the foundations that have been put in place,” he added.

Irish travel to Cornish Pirates this Saturday (kick-off 1pm), before hosting Jersey Reds on Sunday 27th November (kick-off 2pm) as domestic rugby makes a welcome return.

Venter said: “We always knew before a ball had been kicked that the Championship was going to be incredibly tough, and this weekend’s trip to Cornish Pirates will be no different.

“Our supporters have been fantastic and as usual they will travel in their numbers to cheer us on – hopefully we can reward them for their commitment with a good display.”

The Exiles’ next home game is against Jersey Reds on Sunday 27th November (kick-off 2pm) with tickets available by calling 0118 968 1016 or click here.

Hospitality packages are still available for this fixture, starting at just £35 +vat per person. For more information or to buy a package please email [email protected] or call 01932 750 113. 

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