Connacht Rugby sign former Ulster Hooker Jonny Murphy

Connacht Rugby sign former Ulster Hooker Jonny Murphy

Connacht Rugby have announced the signing of hooker Jonny Murphy from Rotherham Titans.

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


Murphy is a former student of Banbridge High School and came through the Ulster Academy before making his debut for the province in the 2016/17 season.

 
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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