Harlequins snatch victory from London Irish with controversial last-gasp try

Donnell’s red card after 43 minutes, for a high shot on Joe Marler, and David’s on 62 for a no-arms tackle on Irish centre Luca Morisi were less contentious. Tabai Matson, the Harlequins head coach, said: “They were both really fair, referees don’t want to give red cards, it’s really tough but referees are really … Read more

Henry Arundell could miss All Blacks clash through injury

There was more positive news for England head coach Eddie Jones after Mark McCall, the Saracens director of rugby, said he was hopeful Owen Farrell would be passed fit to face Argentina on Sunday week. Farrell left the field during Saracens’ 22-20 victory over Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, appearing to be knocked unconscious after colliding … Read more

Rob du Preez’s boot helps Sale sink sloppy London Irish

Five-try Sale Sharks eased to a 37-14 victory over London Irish at the AJ Bell Stadium. The home side started the game on the front foot and their dominance paid off when Dan du Preez barrelled over to open the scoring, with Rob du Preez adding the extras to give them an early 7-0 lead. … Read more

London Irish duo both bag hat-tricks as first-half blitz stuns Bath

Ollie Hassell-Collins and Ben Loader both scored hat-tricks as London Irish produced a breathtaking first-half performance to blow Bath away. Irish led 35-5 at the interval before taking their foot off the pedal to allow Bath to stage a spirited rally. The visitors had no answers to the slick handling of the home backs in … Read more

Bristol edge 11-try thriller against London Irish to climb to Premiership summit

Pat Lam declared himself “happy but not satisfied” after his Bristol team moved top of the Gallagher Premiership. Bristol’s 40-36 victory over London Irish at Ashton Gate made it the first time since 1999 that they have won their first three games of a Premiership season. But they were made to work hard for it … Read more

Ollie Hassell-Collins stars as London Irish overpower under-cooked Worcester

By this stage, beleaguered Worcester were in danger of unravelling and Joseph bagged number five. Fifteen minutes remained when Curtis Langdon, like Neild a recruit from Sale Sharks, shunted across the whitewash for Worcester’s first points. The hooker is a battler that will scrap for as long as Warriors survive. Irish would keep coming, though. Arundell … Read more