Saints double-winners help London Irish return to top flight

Several former Saints players have helped London Irish return to the Premiership at the first time of asking.

Friday, 19th April 2019, 6:54 pm
Updated Friday, 19th April 2019, 7:02 pm
Stephen Myler left Saints for London Irish last summer
Stephen Myler left Saints for London Irish last summer

Irish were crowned Greene King IPA Championship winners on Friday, following a 46-7 victory at Richmond.

Stephen Myler, who played more than 300 games for Saints, steering them to the Premiership and Challenge Cup double in 2013/14, came off the bench to kick a conversion in the Irish success.

Myler left Saints for Irish last summer and he has helped his new club to claim the promotion they desired.

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Tom Stephenson was another former Saint to have an impact for Irish this season, but his campaign was cut short after he suffered a broken leg against Hartpury last weekend.

Stephenson later tweeted: "Thanks for the all messages of support, broken tib and fib, but looking forward to getting back out there already!".

Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi and Greig Tonks, who have both previously represented Saints, are also in the Irish squad which can now look forward to a return to England's top flight.