London Irish 'exploring the possibility' of staging overseas fixture
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London Irish 'exploring the possibility' of staging overseas fixture

 

 

LONDON Irish are ‘exploring the possibility’ of staging a Premiership rugby game overseas next season.

It is believed that the Exiles are keen to play a fixture in New York around St Patrick’s Day.

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Negotiations are expected to continue with Premiership Rugby, USA Rugby, London Irish and their commercial partners in New York.

A London Irish spokesperson said:  "The Club is exploring the possibility of playing a Premiership game at an alternative venue. As soon as details are confirmed we will communicate with our supporters."

Fixtures for the 2015/16 Premiership season are due to be published on July 3 with a match at MetLife Stadium, home of NFL teams the New York Giants and the New York Jets, a distinct possibility.