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London Irish Are Back In The Bigtime And There Is Widespread Joy

READING, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 24: The London Irish side celebrate with the trophy during the Greene King IPA Championship Final Second Leg match between London Irish and Yorkshire Carnegie at the Madejski Stadium on May 24, 2017 in Reading, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Following a year in the Championship, London Irish are back in the big time. After their relegation from the Premiership 12 months ago, the Exiles were widely expected to bounce back. The Reading-based side sealed their promotion tonight with a thrilling victory over Yorkshire Carnegie on a scoreline of 55-48. FT London Irish 55-48 Yorkshire. We’re back in the Premiership! …

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London Irish To Use Artificial Intelligence To Find Transfer Targets

READING, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: David Paice of London IRish scores a try during the Greene King IPA Championship match between London Irish and London Welsh at Madejski Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

Championship side London Irish are looking to completely restructure how they identify potential transfer targets. The Exiles, relegated from the top division at the end of last season, have signed a deal with artificial intelligence firm ASI Data Science, with a view to using the technology to unearth bargains, as reported by the Telegraph. Rather than sending robot scouts to …

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Should There Be A Play-Off Between The Championship’s Winners And The Premiership’s Losers?

TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: The Aviva Premiership trophy sits on the edge of the pitch during the Aviva Premiership Season Launch 2011-2012 at Twickenham Stadium on August 24, 2011 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for Aviva)

Taking a break from the international series briefly, it is time to look at the Premiership table and how it has changed while some¬†players have been away on international duty. A familiar pattern has emerged with Saracens leading the way, and with new boys Bristol still winless in 12th, six points behind Worcester. At this stage last year, now relegated …

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The England ‘South African-Born’ XV

England take on South Africa in a mouth-watering fixture where the home team will be hoping for their first victory over the Springboks in almost a decade. However, a number of South African-born players have gone on to wear the white jersey and we’ve put together a team of those players and those who could go on to carry the …

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The London, South And South East England XV

Having named both ‘Northern‘ and ‘Midland‘ teams, we now move on to creating a London, South and South East England XV – made up of players born and/or bred in those parts of the country. 1) Joe Marler Born in Eastbourne, East Sussex and educated at Heathfield Community College in nearby Heathfield, Marler is now one of the leading props …

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An Uncapped England XV To Take On The World

Do England have enough depth to be able to select a team of uncapped players capable of challenging some of the best teams in the world? We’ve put together a team of some of the most promising young names in the English game. 1) Alex Waller The Northampton Saints loosehead has been close to an England call-up before; Stuart Lancaster …

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Shane Geraghty Makes Switch To Premiership Club

READING, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Shane Geraghty of London Irish gives instructions during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Leicester Tigers at Madejski Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Shane Geraghty is on the move. In sport, relegation often means that you will lose some of your better players to bigger sides. London Irish finished bottom of the Premiership last season. While they are finding things relatively easy as they look to bounce straight back up, the draw of the top tier is certainly something with which they need …

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