Shane Geraghty to rejoin London Irish

Geraghty agrees to rejoin London Irish three years after walking out on Exiles



19:00 GMT, 24 April 2012

Moving on: Shane Geraghty (left)

Moving on: Shane Geraghty (left)

London Irish confirmed that Shane
Geraghty will be returning to the club from French side Brive in the
summer, but he won't be joined at the Madejski Stadium by Mike Tindall.

With the Exiles releasing several
players at the end of the current season, it is understood that they
will announce the signing of another centre later this week.

But despite rumours linking Tindall with a move from Gloucester, Irish have had no contact with the former England captain.

Geraghty is coming home after a season at Brive to reignite his England prospects ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

The 25-year-old back has won six caps to date, the last in November 2009 against the All Blacks.

understands the return of Brian Smith for a second term as the Exiles'
director of rugby convinced Geraghty to rejoin his first club.

Previous: Geraghty left London Irish for Northampton in 2009

Previous: Geraghty left London Irish for Northampton in 2009

Meanwhile, England and Harlequins
captain Chris Robshaw leads a six-man shortlist for the Aviva
Premiership Player of the Year award, announced on May 8.

There are two other openside flankers
on the list, Julian Salvi (Leicester) and James Scaysbrook (Exeter),
along with Mike Brown, Brad Barritt and Nick Wood.

The director of rugby award is a
contest between Harlequins' Conor O'Shea, Leicester's Richard Cockerill
and Exeter's Rob Baxter.