17 Jun, 19:25
Ireland pulled clear of hosts Canada with four tries in the closing half hour as they earned a 40-14 victory at the BMO Stadium on Saturday night. Check out some photos from the Toronto tussle.
However, significant new additions have been recruited - for example, England U-18 loosehead prop George Porter (St. Peter's Gloucester), Wales U-18 squad scrum-half Tom James (Llandovery College) and centre Sean Hickey (Judd School) who was one of the outstanding players at the National Schools Sevens last season.
It is to be hoped that the combination of a largely settled squad with the new additions will off-set the advantage that the provinces normally have in terms of preparation time and can allow the Exiles to get the season off in style.
Filed by John S Hunter: Development Manager