LONDON Irish kicked off their pre-season with a 26-21 victory away at Montpellier on Saturday.

Tries from Ofisa Treviranus, Fergus Mulchrone and a brace for James Short, was enough to earn the Exiles victory, against a team full of world class international players.

The Exiles have next weekend off, before welcoming Bristol to Hazelwood on Friday August 22.