19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
Born in Dumbarton, Scotland before moving to Manchester and Essex as a child, Peters has toured New Zealand, Australia and South Africa with Scotland and also participated in this summer's tour of the USA. He spent seven seasons at Bath where he won the League Championship, Pilkington Cup and European Cup, having joined them from Cambridge University where he won two Blues and was captain in 1992. He won a European Shield medal with Harlequins two seasons ago, and in February this year he joined Rotherham.
Connacht coach Steph Nel said that the signing of 33 year old Peters was another significant development for the side. " The average age of our squad is just over 22, and in order to bring on and develop young talent you need experience around them. Eric Peters will provide that and a lot more to Connacht and his signing is a major boost". said Nel.