Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

Great win for Exiles

Tom Homer finished with 19 points for London Irish
Tom Homer finished with 19 points for London Irish

London Irish secured a crucial 29-16 victory over Saracens in their battle for Aviva Premiership survival.

With a win for fellow strugglers Sale on Friday night, there was great pressure on Irish but they responded magnificently to overcome second-placed Sarries at the Madejski Stadium.

It was 9-9 at the break after Tom Homer and Charlie Hodgson both landed three penalties, but a crucial interception try from Shane Geraghty put the Irish on the road to victory. Ofisa Treviranus also crossed, while Homer's overall contribution was 19 points.

David Strettle scored a try in the second period for the visitors, with Hodgson adding the extras.

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