Friday 22 September 2017

Rodney Ah You signs new two-year deal with Connacht

Rodney Ah You
Rodney Ah You

Connacht prop Rodney Ah You has signed a new two-year contract with the IRFU which will see him remain at the Sportsground until at least June 2016.

The prop who can play on both sides of the scrum started in the 37-9 defeat to Toulouse at the weekend and is one of four squad members to have played in all 13 games so far this season, including the recent Heineken Cup back-to-back fixtures against Toulouse.

The 25 year-old joined Connacht in 2010, coming from Canterbury (NPC). Growing up in Christchurch and attending Christchurch Boys High, the former boxer switched to playing rugby full time when he was 16 years old.

Capped by the All Blacks at U-19 and U-20 level and was also a member of New Zealand's winning Junior World Cup sides in both 2007 and 2008, Connacht coach Pat Lam has said he is delighted to have secured the services of the prop forward.

"When I arrived here at the end of last season, we gave Rodney a one-year extension to prove to us that he has the ability to fulfil his obvious potential,” he said.

“We are now delighted that he has signed a new contract which will secure him to Connacht for two more seasons. As a young prop who can play loosehead or tighthead and a good team man, Rodney will be a huge asset for Connacht Rugby and we look forward to seeing him develop further."

In his three and a half years at the Sportsground, , Ah You has notched up 57 senior caps.

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