BREAKING: Bath set to open talks with two London Irish stars following suspension - Ruck

BREAKING: Bath set to open talks with two London Irish stars following suspension

According to Somerset Live, Bath Rugby is set to engage in discussions with two London Irish stars this week regarding his potential recruitment for the club ahead of the upcoming season.

This development comes after London Irish’s suspension from the Gallagher Premiership was officially announced.

The suspension was imposed on Tuesday night, resulting in London Irish becoming the third Gallagher Premiership club to collapse this season, following the unfortunate fate of Worcester Warriors and Wasps.

The Rugby Football Union has released a statement confirming that both the Exiles’ owner, Mick Crossan, and the American consortium planning to acquire the club failed to demonstrate sufficient financial resources to compete in the top flight for the entirety of the 2023-24 campaign.

This suspension has dealt a significant blow to London Irish, who were anticipating celebrating their 125th year during this season.

Four players already linked with London Irish departure:

#1. Henry Arundell – Bath

According to The Rugby Paper, Bath will waste no time this week to cherry-pick the best talent by signing up Arundell.

He was a standout performer for the England u20s, Arundell shot into the limelight after scoring an incredible solo try against Toulon during the 2021/22 Challenge Cup.

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He was part of the London Irish U18s squad that won the Under-18 Academy League title. He attended Harrow School and has been a part of the London Irish Academy since he was 14 years old, whilst also playing his club rugby for Bradford-on-Avon RFC. He has also previously been selected as part of the England U18 setup.

The 2021/22 season was a breakout one for Arundell at London Irish with his 11 tries in 17 appearances Exiles and England under-20s earning him the Land Rover Discovery of the Season.

Eligible to represent Scotland and Wales, Arundell earned a test call-up for England ahead of the three-test tour to Australia where he made an instant impact by scoring on his debut.

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