Tom Coventry, the boss of London Irish, vowed that he would fight the relegation of the Exiles at the Premiership.
The director stated that he would help the club to gain back top position in the continent. The club being relegated from Aviva Premiership has not deterred Tom Coventry. Being the director of rugby for London Irish, he states that he wishes to continue as boss for the club even though it has been ousted from Premiership. When the Exiles lost out to Harlequins in the match that was held at Madejski stadium, it helped to confirm the club’s participation in the championship in the following season
Tom, who hails from New Zealand, stated that he would be looking for opportunities by which he would be able to get the Irish team back on the top flight. He feels that it is his job which will remain incomplete if he left now with the current position of the club being where it is. He would be putting in place a review in order to understand the steps that need to be taken to get the club back on a top position in the game. Read more »
Kevin Sinfield, the skipper of the rugby league club the Leeds Rhinos is all set to swicth codes this summer and join the Rugby Football Union Championship club the Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of this season.
The 34 year old, a former England skipper in the rugby league, has put pen to paper on an 18 month contract with Bryan Redpath’s side. Sinfield, who was made captain of the Leeds Rhinos in 2002 at just 22 years of age, hailed the time he had spent at the club but said that it was time to move on to a fresh challenge before he hung up his boots.
He said that his entire adult life has been spent at the Leeds Rhinos and he remains grateful for the support he has received from the club for the last two decades. He mentioned that leaving the Rhinos was one of the toughest decisions that he has had to take in his life but he believes now is the right time to finish his career in the rugby league and embark on a new challenge with the Yorkshire Carnegie.
According to Sinfield, he never wanted to play against the Rhinos and as for rugby union, he always had a healthy respect for the code and he believes that he will be able to excel in that code as well. He mentioned that he is extremely fortunate that such an opportunity exists for him as a professional and he wanted to grab it with both hands. Read more »
The 23 years old rugby union player Henry Thomas who plays for the Bath Rugby club which is a professional rugby union club based in Bath, Somerset, is likely to return to England’s match day team and play against the Ireland team.
The venue of the match is in Dublin. Thomas usually plays as a prop but he was often excluded from the team training with the head coach of England’s national rugby union team, Stuart Lancaster. Thomas was again included in the team because one of the players of the team, Kieran Brooks who plays for the Newcastle team has injured his hip. If the 24 years old Kieran Brooks requires a lot of time to recover, then he will be unable to play in Friday’s match then it is very much likely that Henry Thomas would be taking his place.
The last time Thomas played for the England National rugby Union team was last year in the month of June in a match against New Zealand, who are also known as ‘All Blacks’. Read more »
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish have confirmed the signing of Scotland international Sean Maitland from Scottish Top 12 side the Glasgow Warriors for the upcoming season.
The 26 year old is an extremely player and can play either on wing or t full back and will be a welcome addition to the Exiles squad that has been bracing itself for the departure of Tom Homer at the end of the season.
Born in New Zealand, Maitland already has 15 caps to his name for Scotland and he was also a part of the British and Irish Lions team that went on a tour of Australia in 2013. Speaking on his move to the club, Maitland said that the club has made it clear that it is striving to return of the pile both at home and in Europe and he is looking forward to being a part of the London Irish side as he chases his dream for titles. Read more »