sport news Richmond 7-46 London Irish: Exiles secure immediate return to Premiership

Richmond 7-46 London Irish: Exiles secure immediate return to Premiership as coach Declan Kidney warns there is much more to come London Irish will play Premiership rugby next season after beating Richmond  Coach Declan Kidney claimed they would be foolish to rest on their laurels Flanker Sean O'Brien and All Black Waisake Naholo are among new recruits 

By Nik Simon for the Daily Mail

Published: 21:03 BST, 19 April 2019 | Updated: 21:05 BST, 19 April 2019

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The champagne corks had barely finished popping before promoted London Irish were being warned of the mountainous challenge to stay in the Premiership.

The Exiles guaranteed their promotion with a game to spare but coach Declan Kidney claimed they would be foolish to rest on their laurels.

The club are now ready to push the button on £3million worth of new signings.

London Irish have secured an immediate return to the Premiership after beating Richmond

London Irish have secured an immediate return to the Premiership after beating Richmond

All Black winger Waisake Naholo and Ireland flanker Sean O'Brien are among the recruits, although most will not be available until after the World Cup.

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