Connacht Rugby has confirmed contract extensions – Shayne Bolton, Colm Reilly and Dominic Robertson-McCoy.


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Connacht Rugby has confirmed contract extensions for 3 gamers – Shayne Bolton, Colm Reilly and Dominic Robertson-McCoy.

Bolton has signed for the 2023/24 season. Born in South Africa however Irish-qualified by way of his grandmother, he has made 5 appearances for the membership since becoming a member of in the summertime of 2021. He can play within the centre or on the wing,

Scrum-half Reilly has renewed his contract for 2 years. The Ballinasloe made his debut coming off the bench away to Edinburgh in October 2020, the primary of 17 caps thus far for Connacht. He was additionally a member of the Grand Slam successful Eire U20 squad of 2019.

Robertson-McCoy joined the province in June 2016 as an Irish-qualified tighthead, arriving from Northland in New Zealand. Since then he has made 77 appearances, changing into one of many longest serving props within the squad. He has signed a one-year deal.

Head Coach Pete Wilkins says:

“Shayne has loads of pure expertise and, regardless of an unlucky run of accidents this season, we have now continued to see him develop on and off the pitch. He’s lightning fast, explosive involved, and the current Dragons sport was a terrific instance of the power he possesses to alter the stream of a sport and convey pleasure to our assault. We stay up for him persevering with his improvement with us subsequent season.”

“Colm continues to enhance with each season {of professional} rugby, so it’s nice to maintain him on the membership for an additional two years. Connacht has a wealthy historical past of manufacturing top-quality scrum-halves and Colm suits the mould of the excessive tempo and instinctive gamers which have carried out so properly for us in that place. He’ll proceed to contribute to the constructive model of rugby we endeavour to play, and can compete exhausting for the quantity 9 jersey over the approaching seasons.”

“Dominic shall be heading into his eighth season on the membership which says lots in regards to the contribution he’s made. He supplies essential depth within the tighthead place together with Finlay, Jack and Sam, and has all of the qualities you search for in a participant in that place. I’m delighted he shall be persevering with his profession with Connacht.”

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