By Nik Simon for the Daily Mail
Published: 21:03 BST, 19 April 2019 | Updated: 21:05 BST, 19 April 2019
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
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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