Roux signs 2-year Connacht deal

2015-01-15 15:32
Quinn Roux (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Western Province lock Quinn Roux has signed a permanent deal with Irish side Connacht.

According to Connacht's official website, Roux has penned a two-year deal which will see him play at the Sportsground until at least the European summer of 2017.

Roux, 24, arrived at Connacht in pre-season on an initial four-month loan deal from Leinster where he had played for two seasons having joined from Western Province in 2012.

The loan deal with Connacht was recently extended to the end of the current season and Roux has now signed a new two-year contract to remain in Galway.

At Connacht, the 1.96m South African has played in 14 games, starting in all but one, and has been instrumental in the province’s drive for a top six finish.

Connacht also confirmed the signing of second rower Ultan Dillane, also on a two-year deal. Following three years in the Connacht Academy, 21-year-old Dillane, who made his professional debut this season, will progress to a senior contract.

Commenting on the news, Connacht Rugby CEO Willie Ruane said:

"We’re delighted to have secured the services of both Quinn and Ultan for the coming seasons. Quinn is an example of a successful loan deal that worked for all parties concerned at the time and that has worked out very well. Everyone can see the contribution from Quinn on the pitch. He is a great fit for Connacht and we’re delighted that he sees his future here with us.

"A huge part of our vision at Connacht is to build our squad depth as much as we can through our own systems and structures and Ultan coming through the Academy to a senior contract is an example of that."

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