FIT-AGAIN London Irish centre Matt Williams believes London Irish will take the same approach they have all year when they go into Friday's Greene King IPA Championship clash at Richmond.

Exiles impressive 57-12 demolition of Hartpury last Sunday means a victory would secure an immediate return to the Gallagher Premiership as champions of the second tier.

And the Academy star, who scored two tries following a two-month lay-off through injury, revealed: "It's been a long season and there are some tired bodies, but all season we've been going game by game and it's just the same, we've got to go out there and win the game.

"We're all focussed on that one goal, and it's almost here."

Williams replaced the injured Tom Stephenson inside the opening quarter, allowing him to line up alongside Fergus Mulchrone, who was making his 100th Exiles appearance.

And Williams paid tribute to his colleague, stating: "As a player he's so helpful to play with, he communicates so well, he's incredible in defence and he's a great guy.

"Every week his work ethic is unbelievable, and it's an honour to be on the field with him."

Mulchrone was delighted to make his 100th start, and felt Exiles put on one of their better efforts of what looks set to be a promotion-winning campaign.

He reflected: "It was fantastic and an unbelievable effort by the boys. We had a shaky start in the first five minutes, but after that we were pretty clinical.

"It was good to put on that type of display in front of our home crowd."

He continued: "My job was made easy because the pack up front were so dominant. We had such good front-foot ball and we managed to stay on top of them. Our defensive sets were really good as well."

Looking ahead to the possible title-winning game tomorrow, the experienced centre issued a word of caution.

He said: "We know Richmond will be a tough game because they're battling at the bottom and they'll be desperate to get some points and stay in the league. It's a big one."