Tuesday 26 September 2017

Connacht Rugby sign former Ulster winger Rory Scholes

Rory Scholes of Edinburgh during the Guinness PRO12 Round 13 match between Edinburgh and Munster at Myreside in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Rory Scholes of Edinburgh during the Guinness PRO12 Round 13 match between Edinburgh and Munster at Myreside in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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Connacht have signed former Ulster winger Rory Scholes for the 2017/18 season.

Scholes moves to Galway after a year at Edinburgh where he scored two tries in 11 games. The Belfast native scored five tries in 26 appearances for Ulster prior to his move to Scotland and joins a competitive back three that includes Ireland internationals Matt Healy, Cian Kelleher and Tiernan O'Halloran.

Commenting on Connacht Rugby's latest signing, Assistant Coach Nigel Carolan said:

“We are delighted to have Rory Scholes on board for the coming season. Rory is an exciting player and he will add further quality to our squad for the season ahead.”

Speaking on his arrival in the Sportsground, Rory Scholes said:

“I am delighted to be joining Connacht ahead of the new season, particularly with an exciting new coaching team in place. I am looking forward to running out in the Sportsground and playing my part in what will hopefully be a successful season for the province.”

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