Joseph commits to long-term contract with London Irish - Ruck

Joseph commits to long-term contract with London Irish

London Irish have announced that Will Joseph has signed a long-term deal with the Club.

The versatile back has pledged his commitment to the Exiles this week after a successful second season involved in the London Irish first team.

Will Joseph is one of a crop of young stars who have staked their place amongst a plethora of talent at Irish this year.

He scored his first two tries for the Club this season, broadcasting his searing pace in the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16 against Castres Olympique and then again when taking on Leicester Tigers in the Premiership Rugby Cup semi-final.

Having been capped for England at under-18 level, Joseph additionally made his debut with the England under-20s in March during their Six Nations campaign, lining up against Ireland under-20s and France under-20s.

Joseph has been within the London Irish set-up since the age of 13, representing Newbury Blues and the county of Berkshire in his youth.

London Irish Director of Rugby Declan Kidney detailed his excitement in having a talent like Joseph committing to the Club.

“We’re delighted to have Will signed on with us here at London Irish for the foreseeable future. He has been impressive in his cameos this season and last and we are excited to see him grow further.

“He has a real desire to improve and work hard, which is something that you can’t coach. We look forward to helping Will develop over the years.”

Will Joseph spoke after signing his new deal at the Club, articulating of his pride in signing his new long-term contract.

“This is a hugely proud moment for me and my family, and I am grateful to London Irish for giving me this opportunity.

“My teammates have helped me bed into the system over the course of the last two seasons and Declan Kidney and the coaches have helped me further my game to another level. 

“I can’t wait to kick on with Irish and have more special days at the Brentford Community Stadium!”

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