Thorpe commits to Exiles

Flanker thrilled to have signed new deal

By Tony Curtis - Twitter: @SkySportsTC.   Last Updated: 17/05/11 10:27am

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Thorpe: New deal at London Irish

Thorpe: New deal at London Irish

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London Irish have been buoyed by news that Richard Thorpe has agreed a two-year contract to remain at the club.

The back-row has gone on to make 110 appearances for the Exiles since progressing through the academy set-up.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed life at London Irish and it is a pleasure to come to work every day."
Richard Thorpe Quotes of the week

And the former England Under-21s international is delighted to have signed the new deal.

Thorpe said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed life at London Irish and it is a pleasure to come to work every day.

"The club has been fantastic to me over the last decade and I am now looking forward to another enjoyable two years ahead."

Irish coach Toby Booth has hailed the impact Thorpe has had on the club.

"Richard is a highly committed London Irish player who gives his all for the shirt whenever he wears it. I have coached Richard since he first started at the club and the one thing I can never fault is his effort and commitment.

"We are building a squad at Sunbury who will challenge for silverware next season and Richard will play a big part in this."

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