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New signing Robertson-McCoy expected to thrive at Connacht

Guinness PRO12 Editor

22 Jun 2016

Newly-crowned champions Connacht’s latest signing Dominic Robertson-McCoy will thrive and develop at the club according to head coach Pat Lam.

Lam, who guided Connacht to their first Guinness PRO12 title last year, has decided to bolster his front row options with Robertson-McCoy who can play on both sides of the scrum.

Robertson-McCoy was mainly a tighthead during his time with the Auckland Blues development side as well as Northland in the ITM Cup and will arrive for pre-season in July.

The 22-year-old prop is Irish qualified through his grandfather, who hails from Armagh.

“I first saw Dominic as he came through the Auckland Schools system and played for the Blues under-18s in New Zealand,” said the New Zealand-born Lam. 

“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 full-time 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.”

Connacht have already extended the contracts of JP Cooney, Shane O’Leary and Danny Qualter for the new season while back-row forward Rory Moloney has been promoted from the academy.

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