LONDON Irish open their Premiership campaign against Harlequins at Twickenham, in the London Double Header on Saturday September 6.

They then travel to Newcastle a week later, before they entertain Saracens in their first home fixture at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday September 20.

The Exiles have a tough opening month to the season, which will also see them face Leicester Tigers and Northampton.

The Christmas fixture will see London Welsh visit the Madejski Stadium on Boxing Day and Newcastle Falcons will be the opponents for the St Patrick’s Party match on Saturday March 28.

Irish conclude their Premiership campaign with a visit from Wasps on Saturday May 16.