Connacht Rugby have today announced the signing of experienced back-row Colby Fainga’a from the Melbourne Rebels.
Fainga’a has made 100 Super Rugby appearances after reaching that landmark game in last weekend’s clash with the Queensland Reds.
The 27-year-old has played under new head coach Andy Friend when the Connacht boss was in charge of the Brumbies in 2010.
Commenting on Connacht’s latest signing, Connacht Head Coach Andy Friend said: “We are delighted to announce the signing of Colby Fainga’a ahead of the new season. When I was Head Coach at the Brumbies, Colby signed his first professional contract with the club, so I have an in-depth knowledge of the qualities he brings. With 100 Super Rugby appearances under his belt, Colby brings massive experience. In addition to his versatility on the field, he has a fantastic attitude off it and will be a big addition to Connacht in the seasons ahead.”
Fainga’a will join up with the squad on the conclusion of the Rebels’ Super Rugby Season. The Rebels currently occupy the last wildcard spot for the Super Rugby quarter-finals.