Six new players sign with Connacht for the coming season

Connacht Rugby have confirmed that six new players have signed skilled contracts to play for the province in the coming season.

Niall Murray, Colm Reilly, Seán Masterson, Conor Dean, Jordan Duggan and Peter Sullivan have all come up by way of the Connacht Academy.

Murray had beforehand performed for the Buccaneers RFC, and made his skilled debut final December for in the victory over Gloucester in the Heineken Champions Cup.

He began in opposition to Leinster in the Christmas interpros, and was a member of the Ireland U20s squad for the 2019 Six Nations and World Championships.

Scrum-half Colm Reilly performed for Ballinasloe RFC and gained a Top Oil Connacht Senior Schools Cup with Garbally College.

He additionally featured for the Ireland U20s workforce of 2019, scoring the essential Grand Slam-winning attempt in the remaining sport away to Wales.

Seán Masterson is one other new recruit with prior skilled expertise,  making his debut in the Guinness PRO14 victory over Treviso.

The 22 12 months outdated then featured throughout the Christmas interpros, coming off the bench in opposition to Leinster.

Out-half Conor Dean has already been capped for Connacht, beginning in Thomond Park in opposition to Munster in the remaining sport of the 2018/19 Guinness PRO14 common season. He additionally impressed for the Connacht Eagles in the most up-to-date Celtic Cup marketing campaign when the squad gained 5 of their 7 video games.

Prop Jordan Duggan has been capped at Ireland U19 and U20 stage, and performed for Ireland at the U20 World Championship which additionally featured Connacht teammates Paul Boyle, Seán Masterson, Oisin Dowling and Conor Dean.

Peter Sullivan joined the Academy final season after a stable efficiency in the Energia All-Ireland League.

The winger additionally stood out for the Connacht Eagles in the 2019/20 Celtic Cup marketing campaign.

Head Coach Andy Friend says that this reveals the unimaginable advantages the Connacht Academy brings to the province.

“I am a firm believer that a club’s lifeline is its Academy structure, and this exciting group of young players proves that the Connacht Academy is extremely healthy, and will continue to have a positive impact on our squad going forward”.

I want to say congratulations to the six males named, in addition to a particular thanks to all the individuals who have helped them get to their level of their careers.”

“Particularly the Academy department led by Eric Elwood, their respective clubs and schools, and most importantly their family and friends”.

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