Four London Irish signings who were meant to be the business…but weren’t

London Irish have occasionally suffered misfortune in the transfer market when it comes to exciting signings that ultimately proved disappointing.

We’ve gone from the inception of the Premiership in 1997/98 because, as you all know, that’s when club rugby ‘started’.

Sean Maitland

Fans were relatively excited when the Scotland international signed in 2015. But the speedster, who scored three tries in 17 games, looked genuinely disinterested at best and gave supporters the impression he couldn’t wait to leave. He’d join Saracens following the Exiles relegation in 2016.