LONDON Irish sneaked into the last eight of the European Challenge Cup, thanks to a bonus try win at Agen, and the fact Edinburgh lost to group winners Grenoble.

The visitors took five minutes to take the lead, thanks to Luke Narraway’s try.

The lead was extended to 12-0 after Tom Fowlie went over and Shane Geraghty converted.

The home side then opened their account with a Francois Bouvier penalty, but Irish replied as Tom Smallbone scored a converted try.

Agen then produced the last score of the opening half as Apisai Naikatini scored a converted try to make it 19-10 at half-time.

The French side went over for another try from Jalil Narjissi, which was converted after the break, but Fergus Mulchrone then went over for the Exiles’ bonus point try.

The scoring was completed by a penalty try which saw Geraghty kick the extras five minutes from time for the 31-17 victory.

Irish return to Premiership action on Saturday with an away game at Sale.