AUSTRALIAN international Adam Coleman says it is 'awesome' to have arrived at London Irish.

The 28-year-old second row, who featured for his country at this year's World Cup, met up with his new teammates for the first time this week, and can't wait to get to work.

He said: "It's awesome to finally be here and to meet all the boys and the coaching staff. I'm just trying to find my feet and get the lay of the land.

"Training's been good and a lot more set-piece focussed than I'm used to with the scrums, mauls, so that's good for me."

The 38-times capped Wallaby was a headline signing as Exiles added some star quality to their squad after returning to the Gallagher Premiership, and Coleman is excited to be joining.

He said: "I can't wait to put the jersey on and help the boys with what they've been building.

"Hopefully we can keep building the momentum of the past 18 months."

He continued: "I know a lot of the Australian guys (at Irish) from playing with and against them, and I'll hopefully have the chance to play with Waisake (Naholo).

"My debut for the Waratahs was against Terence Hepetema so that's kind of come full circle. It's good to see him and there's a really good vibe here."

Looking ahead to playing abroad for the first time at club level, Coleman added: "I'm really excited about coming to England to learn and put myself in an environment I'm not used to.

"I'm going to enjoy the set-piece side of the culture here and the culture that's here, the English love rugby.

"The crowds are amazing and I just can't wait to experience it.

"I can't wait to meet out supporters because I hear they've been loyal since day dot – they turn out rain, hail or shine – so I can't wait to get out there and play in front of them."