Greig Tonks: London Irish fly-half aims to drive Premiership survival bid

London Irish fly-half Greig Tonks
Greig Tonks has been capped six times by Scotland

London Irish fly-half Greig Tonks says being thrust into a Premiership relegation battle does not faze him.

Scotland international Tonks, 26, joined the Exiles last month from Edinburgh in a bid to help them climb away from the bottom of the table.

And he kicked 13 points in the crucial 23-18 victory against Gloucester on Sunday to boost their survival hopes.

"I'm enjoying being part of the club and set up, but obviously I've arrived at a tough time," he told BBC Sport.

Tonks, whose last international appearance came against Italy in August, has signed a deal with Irish until the end of the season.

The former Leicester and Northampton player hopes a regular run of appearances in the number 10 shirt will not only guide London Irish to safety, but put him in the frame for a Scotland recall.

"I'm enjoying getting a run of games and having a real shot at fly-half," he said.

"The Scotland coaches have told me if I'm playing well regularly, it doesn't matter if it's in Scotland, England or anywhere.

"I enjoy having a strong input in how we play the game. Hopefully, I can pass that on to my team-mates and implement the way the coaches want us to play the game."

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