Connacht Rugby signs Alex Wootton in one year loan from Munster

Galway Daily sport Connacht Rugby signs Alex Wootton in one year loan from Munster

Connacht Rugby has this week confirmed that they’ve closed a deal to sign Alex Wootton over from Munster in a one year loan deal.

Wootton first made his Munster debut in September 2016 and has gone on to make 39 appearances for the province, scoring 13 tries in the process.

The 25-year old can play anywhere across the back three and has been capped for Ireland at Sevens and U20 level.

He joined the rest of the Connacht Rugby squad for his first pre-season training session at the Sportsground ahead of the planned resumption of the Guinness PRO14 in August.

Commenting on the announcement, Head Coach Andy Friend said that he is pleased to welcome Wootton to Connacht, and that he will help strengthen their back field options next season.

“His versatility across the back line will also help us as we look to compete on both fronts next season.

“As a Team, we’re looking forward to welcoming him to the Sportsground and integrating him into the playing squad”.

For his part, Alex Wootton says he is thrilled to sign for the club ahead of the new campaign.

“After speaking to Andy and the rest of the coaching team it’s clear that this is a team full of ambition and belief, and I want to play my part in that.

I can’t wait to meet the rest of the squad and begin preparations for what I’m sure will be a very exciting season.”