Their nickname ‘The Exiles’ already nods to the club’s heritage as a home away from home for nomad Irish men and women. Today it is still appropriate; showcasing their strength as a club for anyone and everyone to belong to, regardless of status, ethnicity, gender or background. It’s a timeless rallying cry – if you’ve ever felt like an outsider, London Irish Rugby Club is the place for you.
With all this in mind, we elevated the nickname, to create ‘The Exile Nation’. Showing that London Irish stands for more than just being an isolated exile. Instead, we are exiles together, making up one big like-minded nation, that cannot be contained by the location of a stadium. Together we believe in each other, the hard work and the value that diversity, culture and experience bring to the game.