Myburgh is 26 and has played for South Africa at under 19, 21 and 23 level. He arrived in Galway yesterday evening after travelling from Johannesburg and after passing a medical examination signed for the province today.
He is the sixth new player to join up with the Connacht squad for pre season training along with James Downey, Niall O'Brien, David Kelly, David Slemen and David Tierney. It is hoped he will fill the void at second row after Damien Browne and Mike McCarthy left for Northampton and Newcastle respectively at the end of last season.
Connachtrugby.ie will have an exclusive interview with the new signing available on the site tomorrow.