Greaghty making the break against Perpignan

Former Exiles fly half, Shane Geraghty, will re-join London Irish this summer after signing a new two year deal with the club.

The 25 year-old Exiles Academy graduate is currently plying his trade in the French Top 14 with Brive and recently played an instrumental role in his side’s Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final victory over Scarlets.

He joined the London Irish Academy in July 2004 and went on to make 71 first team appearances, scoring 219 points before signing for Northampton Saints in 2009.

It was during his time at London Irish that Shane achieved his six England caps, scoring one try. He has also represented Ireland U18’s as well as England at U18, U19, U21 and Saxons level.

London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith said: “I know Shane well and he is an exceptional player with a great deal of skill. He’s a game breaking ball player and he’s matured as a game controller. As we’re a team that wants to attack, Shane is a great player to partner Tomás O’Leary. His contribution during his first spell with London Irish was massive and I know he will contribute the same when he joins us again. We’re looking forward to welcoming him back into the fold.”

During his previous stint with the Exiles Shane received the London Irish “Young Player of the Season” award and the “Supporters’ Club/St Clare’s Young Player of the Season” award.