Matt Rogerson to captain London Irish for 2021/22 season

London Irish director of rugby Declan Kidney
London Irish director of rugby Declan Kidney
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London Irish have confirmed that back-row Matt Rogerson will be leading the club in the upcoming 2021/22 season of the Gallagher Premiership.

Rogerson joined London Irish in 2018 after playing for Sale Sharks and Jersey Reds and went on to make 71 appearances for the club.

The 28-year-old first was named the co-captain of the club in the 2020/21 season and now will continue the leadership with Nick Phipps and Paddy Jackson assisting him.

“It’s a huge honour to be named captain of this fantastic Club," he told the club's official website.

“I was fortunate enough to be part of the leadership group last season and those experiences will I’m sure stand me in really good stead for the campaign ahead.

“We’re lucky that we’ve got a great group of men here, and myself, Nick and Paddy know we’ll have the full backing of the group throughout the season, which can only serve us well as we look to keep on improving as a squad.”

London Irish director of rugby Declan Kidney is confident of Rogerson and his leadership abilities.

“We believe that in Matt, Nick and Paddy we've got a very strong and experienced leadership group for the upcoming season.

“Matt showed his leadership qualities in abundance last year when he skippered the side, so we’re delighted he has agreed to lead us once again this season.

“Needless to say, it's a collective when it comes to leadership, and everyone plays their part - from the players to the coaches and the rest of the staff - but each of the three players brings different strengths that will help us continue to progress over the course of the campaign.”