Sunday 25 February 2018

Craig Ronaldson the latest to sign deal with Connacht

Last year Craig Ronaldson was playing for Lansdowne and working at Wesley College as a house master and coaching some school teams
Last year Craig Ronaldson was playing for Lansdowne and working at Wesley College as a house master and coaching some school teams

CONNACHT outhalf Craig Ronaldson has signed a two-year deal with the province.

The 23-year-old was AIL Division 1A Player of the Year in 2012 with Lansdowne and finished as the Ulster Bank League's highest points scorer (206 points in 16 games) before moving to Connacht during the summer.

He has played in all but one of Connacht's games this season, including games in the Pro12 and Heineken Cup.

Ronaldson said: "I'm absolutely delighted to have been given the opportunity to extend my stay at Connacht. I've enjoyed every minute of my time here since I arrived last summer and I've been made feel very welcome by everyone. I'm learning so much from this environment and am fortunate to be working closely with the likes of Dan (Parks) and Miah (Nikora) to improve my game.

Head coach Pat Lam added:  "Craig is a talented young Irish player who has earned his opportunity in the professional game. He has demonstrated through his performances in games and commitment in training that he has huge potential. 

"Making the step up this year from the AIL and playing big games at both 10 and 12, Craig has shown that he has the appetite and ability to thrive in a professional environment. He is extremely hard-working and through his willingness to learn, I have no doubt that, here at Connacht, he will continue to develop his unquestionable talent and fulfil his potential."

Ronaldson is the latest player to commit to Connacht this week after Kieran Marmion and Willie Faloon inked deals to stay at the Sportsground until at least 2016.

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