Record try-scorer Topsy Ojo pens new deal with London Irish

Topsy Ojo has been with London Irish since 2005
Topsy Ojo has been with London Irish since 2005

London Irish have confirmed that winger Topsy Ojo has penned a signed a contract extension ahead of the 2018/19 season.

The news follows after the Exiles have also acquired the services of Samoa international Motu Matu’u from Gloucester.

Ojo, a product of London Irish Academy has been associated with them since 2003 with his senior debut coming two years later. Since then he has been an integral part of the club and has come on to become the leading try scorer for them amassing 86 of them in 283 appearances.

"I’m happy to have re-signed with the club and I’m looking forward to getting an excellent pre-season under my belt,” said Ojo, 32.

"Having to watch a large portion of last season from the side line due to injury and not being able to help my teammates, was incredibly frustrating particularly as I’d started the season so well.

"I got myself back to fitness towards the end of the season and I’m feeling in good shape and 100% ready to tackle the Championship, which will no doubt be extremely competitive this season.

"London Irish is a very special club and I still love being out on the pitch, so to be pulling on the green jersey again next season is fantastic.

"I’m looking forward to working with both Declan and Les, who in their short time at the club have already made a huge impression."

Meanwhile, London Irish director of rugby Declan Kidney is delighted with the news as the club is aiming to make an immediate return to the top tier after facing relegation last season.

“Topsy is a top-class professional, who has looked after himself throughout his career and his experience will be crucial for us next season.”