Good news for the Premiership season
NEWS: It seems like the Premiership’s plan to complete their 2019/20 season is in full swing.
The Premiership Rugby confirmed a change to the fixture list following London Irish’s announcement that they will play home matches at The Stoop for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
The club assessed a number of options as potential venues for the restart and are pleased to have agreed on a deal with Harlequins to be playing out the restart in Twickenham, just a few miles down the road from the Exiles’ new home in Brentford.
Work on the Brentford Community Stadium was held up due to the pandemic, but it is in its final stages and the club is looking forward to beginning its 2020/21 campaign there.
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London Irish CEO Brian Facer said: “Although we may be fierce competitors with Harlequins on the field, even rivals can support each other during extraordinary circumstances such as these, and I would like to thank the Quins Board, and in particular their Chief Executive Laurie Dalrymple and his team, for their positivity in accommodating our matches.”
Harlequins CEO Laurie Dalrymple said: “We are delighted to support our soon to be returning neighbours to be able to complete the 2019/20 Premiership season.
“The Club is doing everything within its power to help get the sport back on its feet following the substantial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
“With that in mind, Harlequins have come to an agreement that London Irish will play their remaining 5 home games in Twickenham, one of which comes against Harlequins”.