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London Irish confirm they will groundshare with Premiership rival

London Irish have confirmed that the club will play the remainder of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season at The Stoop.

The club assessed a number of options as potential venues for the restart and are pleased to have agreed a deal with Harlequins to be playing out the restart in Twickenham, just a few miles down the road from the Exiles’ new home in Brentford.

Work on the Brentford Community Stadium was held up due to the pandemic, but it is in its final stages and the club is looking forward to beginning its 2020/21 campaign there.

London Irish CEO Brian Facer said: “Although we may be fierce competitors with Harlequins on the field, even rivals can support each other during extraordinary circumstances such as these, and I would like to thank the Quins Board, and in particular their Chief Executive Laurie Dalrymple and his team, for their positivity in accommodating our matches.”

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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 London Irish relegation in 2016.