Due to the success of the London Irish Rugby team over the past couple of decades, several notable international players have played for the London Irish. For example, England internationals such as Mike Catt, Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson have all represented the London Irish. Plus, Joseph and Watson even came through the London Irish academy.
Traditionally, the team fulfils all London Irish fixtures within London. However, this hasn’t always been the case. For example, between 2000 and 2019, most London Irish fixtures were played at the Madejski Stadium in Reading. Similarly, in 2016, London Irish played in the first ever Premiership game to be played outside England when they played against Saracens in New York.
In 2016, the team announced that they intended to move back to London and, as of the 2020-21 season, London Irish fixtures are played at the Brentford Community Stadium.