London Irish will continue to play in Reading 2017-18 season regardless of whether they gain or miss the championship promotion.
As per the chief executive, the Exiles will ground share in the new stadium planned at Brentford FC. The Madejski Stadium is all set to make the ground look like the home ground of Irish till the time the Lionel Road site is not ready in Brentford. It will be mostly likely completed by August 2019. It is not easy to rent a stadium for Reading FC. They have to consider it from the commercial point of view. The management would generate more revenue to compete, especially considering the way rugby is heading at the moment. The only way to do so is to get more seats accumulated and have the best deal with the management of the stadium.
London Irish are in contract to play until 2025 to 26 at the Madejski Stadium. Bob Casey said that they are very clear with the supporters to explore best possible options and have the skills to play in London that has been their routes. The team is discussing with Brentford.
However, nothing concrete has been finalized. However, Casey said the supporters would be made aware of every step that they take.
Irish was beaten by Jersey in the Greene King IPA Championship. As per Kennedy the credit should go to Jersey. They were brilliant in every way and confessed that their performance was not up to the mark. This was indeed disappointing, but they are determined to do their best in the next game. London Irish has had a good season until now and they are in best place currently. One defeat will certainly not affect their long term plans. They are already preparing well for the playoffs. The game will be analyzed both as individuals and team to work better in the upcoming games.