Connacht announce signing of Ireland Sevens’ Liam McNamara

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Connacht Rugby have announced the signing of Australian born Liam McNamara for the 2023/24 season.

Born in Australia, but Ireland-qualified, the 26 year old is currently  member of the Ireland Sevens squad, where he more recently featured in the World Rugby Singapore Sevens last week.

Previously, he spent three years on the Australia Sevens squad, where he was coached by Connacht’s Andy Friend.

McNamara was also previously capped for Australia U20s in the XVs game and was a member of the Queensland Reds squad for the 2018/19 Super Rugby campaign.

He said that he is looking forward to be joining the squad at the Sportsground for the next season.

“I’ve loved my time in playing for the Ireland Sevens, so to now play XVs rugby in the URC is a brilliant opportunity for me.”

“I know many Aussie born players have made an impression when joining the club and I hope to make a similar impact.”

Head Coach Pete Wilkins said that they’ve been tracking Liam’s development in recent years, and been impressed by what they’ve seen.

“He is a player who has experience across almost every position in the backline, from the back three, to midfield and fly-half, so provides us with multiple options and helps to further build our depth for next season.”

“In that regard Liam is the perfect addition to our squad and we’re excited to welcome him to Connacht Rugby.”