Rugby fans in the South can eagerly look forward to the start of the Premiership Season with two teams playing in the top flight. London Irish hope to build on their strong previous season in Reading, while Championship winners London Welsh start their campaign in Oxford. Sion Donovan reports.
John Taylor the Managing Director of London Welsh, Gavin Henson, Shaun Edwards and Alex Corbisiero from London Irish all feature in this report.
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