LONDON Irish enjoyed an excellent victory as they beat Premiership leaders Saracens 22-13 on Saturday afternoon.

James O'Connor gave the Exiles the lead with an early penalty, before the home side’s centre Marcelo Bosch made it 5-3.

Irish then had two men yellow carded, but still led at half-time 22-8, following tries from Matt Parr, Alex Lewington and George Skivington.

The only score of the second-half, came from Schalk Brits with a late consolation try for the home side.

Irish are next in Premiership action away at London Wasps on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).