Connacht Rugby have announced that Quinn Roux will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of this season.
The second row joined Connacht from Leinster in the summer of 2014 and earned 106 caps over 7 years. His performances also saw him earn 16 Ireland caps while representing the province.
Head Coach Andy Friend says they are disappointed to lose Roux, but that the club respects his decision:
“It’s no secret we would have liked to see Quinn stay at the club beyond this season. We entered into discussions but unfortunately as matters progressed, we were unable to reach a final agreement with him that worked on both sides. As a result, Quinn has decided at this stage of his career to explore other opportunities and we fully respect his decision in that regard.
"Everyone at Connacht wishes him and his young family all the very best for the future, and to thank him for his many years of commitment to Connacht. He will always be welcome back to The Sportsground.
We have already begun the process of recruiting a new second row and we will obviously make an announcement about that in due course.”