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Round 8 Preview: London Irish v Bath Rugby

Round 8 Preview: London Irish v Bath Rugby

London Irish have won only once in any competition since round 1 of Aviva Premiership Rugby, 44-7 away at Stade Francais in round 2 of the European Challenge Cup. The Exiles most recent victory at Madejski Stadium was 55-48 again Yorkshire Carnegie in the second leg of last season’s RFU Championship Final.

Bath Rugby have lost just one of their last seven first team matches, and that by a single point at home to Gloucester in round 7 of Aviva Premiership Rugby. Bath’s only defeat on the road in any tournament this season came on a trip to Northampton in Premiership Rugby in September.

Bath have lost only once to London Irish in their last thirteen Aviva Premiership Rugby matches, 22-29 at Madejski Stadium in September 2012.

Madejski Stadium, 3pm

Referee: Thomas Foley (43rd Premiership game).

Assistant Referees: Paul Dix & Wayne Falla.

TMO: Keith Lewis.

Citing Officer: John Byett.


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