Connacht re-sign key quartet
TRANSFER NEWS: A key quartet including New Zealand born Dominic Robertson-McCoy have signed contract extensions with the Connacht ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Scrumhalves Caolin Blade and Conor McKeon and prop Peter McCabe have joined Robertson-McCoy in re-signing new deals with the province.
Connacht native Caolin Blade came through the club structures in the province, playing for his local club Monivea RFC and from there went on to join the Connacht Academy. The 23-year-old has now made 60 appearances in the Connacht jersey including 16 so far this season.
Conor McKeon graduated from the Connacht Academy last year after converting to scrumhalf position. He was a key player in the Connacht Eagles campaign this season in the B&I Cup.
Peter McCabe joined Connacht for a period on loan last season and signed a full-time contract last summer. He has gone on to make 11 appearances during the current campaign.
Dominic Robertson-McCoy is now in his second season with Connacht. New Zealand born Irish qualified tight head has made 5 appearances this season.
Welcoming the latest contract extensions, Connacht Rugby CEO, Willie Ruane said: "The signings of these four players are a further boost to our ambitions for next season.
"Caolin Blade and Conor McKeon have both come through our academy system and we are delighted that they have extended their contracts. Dominic Robertson-McCoy and Peter McCabe are two props that have settled in well in the Sportsground over the past two seasons. They will continue to provide increased options in the front row next season.”
Commenting on the latest contract signings, Connacht Head Coach Kieran Keane added: "These are another four important players to have on board for next season. Caolin Blade has featured heavily for us this season and has performed well. Conor McKeon, Peter McCabe and Dominic Robertson-McCoy will also give us additional options over the long season,"