London Irish have announced that one of their Aviva Premiership fixtures next season could be played overseas.

It has been reported that the Exiles are hoping to stage a home match in New York close to St Patrick's Day as part of an agreement that that will see the club hold one game a season in the United States over the next three years.

It would be the first time a Premiership fixture has been played outside of England and the potential opposition has yet to be discussed.

"The club is exploring the possibility of playing a Premiership game at an alternative venue. As soon as details are confirmed we will communicate with our supporters," a club spokesman said.

Saracens have previously discussed the idea of holding  a Premiership tie either in South Africa or the USA but have never managed to pull off the coup. The London club will, however, play Crusaders in a pre-season friendly at Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, in a pre-season friendly on 1 August this year, perhaps paving the way for London Irish's proposed North American fixture.