The Director of Rugby of the London Irish, Nick Kennedy, is a pretty happy man, now that the team was able to register its first victory away from home this season.
He had praise for the Bedford Blues team for the performance that they showcased against his London Irish team. His team had to fight very hard to register its first win away from home and ended up with a winning score of 30-23 at Goldington Road. The London Irish team also walked away with a bonus point from this away encounter.
The Exiles are in good form this season and they have won three out of three games in the Greene King IPA Championship this season. Kennedy is happy that his team is doing well at the start of the season and hopes for even better performance in the coming games. Ben Franks, Topsy Ojo, Johnny Williams and Northcote-Green all played their part in the game against the Blues to help the Exiles win. The Blues gave a very tough fight to the London Irish team and they had a string of scalps over big teams in their recent adventure at home. This is why Kennedy gives credit to them for putting up a valiant show.
Kennedy said that the game was very close than what the score line suggests and Exiles knew that the game would be a closely fought one. Bedford has a very good and organized defense and play very good rugby, especially at home. They were able to beat last year’s winners Bristol at home and hence this victory for London Irish is a very good achievement.
At the moment, London Irish is on top of the championship table with three wins out of three and it is just the bonus point that they won in this game that separates them from Yorkshire Carnegie.