With one more try added to his tally of 14 in five seasons as an Exile, the 29-year-old has continued to be a cornerstone of Irish’s back row this season.
As a London Irish player, Rogerson just surpassed the 100-appearance mark. In a 39-17 Gallagher Premiership victory over Newcastle Falcons at the Gtech Community Stadium in December 2022, Rogerson reached the century mark.
Matt Rogerson discussed his choice to extend his contract with the London Irish and why he chose to continue playing for the west Londoners.
“Today is a fantastic day for my family and I personally. It was recently my 100th game for the Club, and it was a really emotional moment that I will cherish for a long time.
Working with such a remarkable group of players on a daily basis inspires me, and I am grateful for the chance to lead them with Rob, Paddy, and Adam.
“I can’t express my gratitude to the fans enough for their embrace over the past few years, and I hope that many more significant moments lie ahead for me as a member of the London Irish family.”
The captain, who is now serving as the Boys in Green’s captain for the second full season, joined from Jersey Reds at the end of the 2017–18 campaign with the intention of supporting his new Club’s promotion push the following season.
Declan Kidney, the director of rugby for the London Irish, reiterated his admiration for Rogerson as a “genuine leader” of the group.
Matt is the epitome of a professional, both on and off the field. He sets very high standards for himself and sets an excellent example by constantly giving the team and squad his all, whether it be during a game, practise, or off-field responsibilities. He has been and continues to be a great leader throughout the past few years, setting a good example for the other players and staff. We appreciate Matt’s dedication to London Irish and his support of his family.