Following the news of Samoan hooker Motu Matu'u signing for the Exiles, the club has announced that club stalwart and former England wing Topsy Ojo has signed yet another contract extension.
Ojo, 32, made his debut for Irish in 2005 as a 19-year-old and has since gone on to make 283 appearances, scoring a stellar 86 tries.
Heading into his 15th season with the Exiles, Ojo is set to break the club’s record for appearances, having been overtaken by now retired hooker David Paice.
“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.
“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.”
Declan Kidney, the Exiles’ Director of Rugby said: “Topsy is a top-class professional, who has looked after himself throughout his career and his experience will be crucial for us next season.”
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