London Irish can today confirm that Tom Pearson has signed a senior professional contract with the Club.
The young back-row forward has made a stark impression with the London Irish first team this year, making 18 appearances in his first season with the Club.
A Cardiff Metropolitan University graduate, Pearson joined the Senior Academy at London Irish last June following his time with the BUCS side, making 28 appearances in the university Super Rugby league.
Pearson also appeared 14 times in the Welsh Championship during his time in Cardiff and was awarded a place in the BUCS Super Rugby Team of the Season 2019/20.
He made his debut appearance in green in Irish’s first win of the 2021/22 season away to Exeter Chiefs, making the most tackles of the round with 25 in total and picking up the ‘Player of the Match’ award.
Off the back off his work as an Exile, Pearson was welcomed into Eddie Jones’ England training squad during the 2022 Six Nations period alongside fellow Exiles Ollie Hassell-Collins and Will Goodrick-Clarke.