Connacht sign Irish qualified, tighthead prop Dominic Robertson-McCoy

Pat Lam says New Zealander will ‘be very beneficial for Connacht and Irish rugby’

Connacht have added another prop to their squad for the new season. Photograph: Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Connacht have added another prop to their squad for the new season. Photograph: Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images

 

Connacht and the IRFU have announced the recruitment of Irish qualified, tighthead prop Dominic Robertson-McCoy from New Zealand.

The 22-year-old, who has played for the Auckland Blues Development side as well as Northland in the ITM cup, will arrive for pre-season in July and will boost Pat Lam’s front row options for the new season.

Robertson-McCoy is Irish qualified through his grandfather who hails from Drumgane, Mowhan in Armagh.

Commenting on the new signing, head coach Pat Lam said:

“I first saw Dominic as he came through the Auckland Schools system and played for the Blues Under-18s in New Zealand. He is a young prop who can play on both sides of the scrum and I believe he has huge potential.

“I know he will continue to thrive and develop in a fulltime professional environment which will be very beneficial for Connacht and Irish rugby. We’re looking forward to getting him over for the pre-season as we build towards the start of a new season in both the Pro12 and European Champions Cup.”

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