Sunday 23 September 2018

Connacht Rugby have signed hooker Johnny Murphy

Connacht have announced the signing of hooker Johnny Murphy from the Roterham Titans.

The 26-year-old previously represented Ireland at Under 18, 19 and 20 levels.

He came through the Ulster Academy and made his debut in the 2016/17 season before making the move to the Titans last summer.

Commenting on the signing, Connacht Defence Coach Peter Wilkins said: “We are delighted that Jonny Murphy has signed for Connacht ahead of the 2018/19 season. He is a powerful and robust forward who will provide increased options to our game.”

Following his signing, Jonny Murphy added: “I am relishing the challenge of joining Connacht and looking forward to joining the squad for pre-season training. There is huge competition at the moment for that number 2 jersey and I hope to add to that further. Connacht have a loyal community of fans and I look forward to representing them when I arrive in the Sportsground.”

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