Connacht announce loan signing of Alex Wootton

Connacht announce loan signing of Alex Wootton

Connacht Rugby have today confirmed that Alex Wootton has joined the club on a loan deal from Munster until the end of the 2020-21 season.

Wootton first made his Munster debut in September 2016 and has gone on to make 39 appearances for the province, scoring 13 tries in the process.

The 25-year old can play anywhere across the back three and has been capped for Ireland at Sevens and U20 level.

Wootton has linked up with the Connacht squad this week during the first week of pre-season training at the Sportsground, as preparations begin for the planned Guinness PRO14 interpro derbies at the end of August.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Head Coach Andy Friend says Wootton’s arrival will further strengthen Connacht’s backfield options for the new season.

“I am really pleased to welcome Alex Wootton to the province. Alex is a very exciting back three player who has all the talent to take his game to the next level. His versatility across the backline will also help us as we look to compete on both fronts next season. As a Team, we’re looking forward to welcoming him to the Sportsground and integrating him into the playing squad.”

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