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Connacht Have Signed Their New Flyhalf From The NSW Waratahs

Connacht have been on the lookout for a new flyhalf since it was known that Marnitz Boshoff would be leaving Connacht early and returning to South Africa on compassionate grounds

It should be an interesting season for the western province, an unprecedented injury crisis and the announcement of Pat Lam’s departure last season led to their disappointing finish but they will be hoping to improve this season, especially with former Chiefs coach, Kieran Keane, taking up the head coach role at the Sportsgrounds.

Connacht, have announced today that they have signed Waratahs flyhalf, Andrew Deegan. Deegan was in the Waratahs development squad last season but is a player definitely tipped for the future after impressing with the likes of the Australian U20s and NSW Country Eagles who play in Australia’s domestic competition, the National Rugby Championship (NRC).

Commenting on the new signing, Assistant Coach Nigel Carolan said:

“Andrew is a very highly-rated young player who has already gained a lot of experience in Australia. He has huge potential and we are delighted to welcome him to the province.”

Speaking of his move to the Sportsground, Deegan said:

“I am really excited to get the opportunity to join Connacht and have only heard great things about the club, the community, and how supportive the fans are. I am delighted to become a part of that and I hope I can add to the success Connacht have enjoyed in recent times”.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email [email protected] or on Twitter