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Connacht Sign Prop McCabe From Munster

Connacht Sign Prop McCabe From Munster

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced the signing of prop Peter McCabe for the 2017/18 season.

Peter McCabe spent a short time training with Connacht as part of a loan deal in January but was recalled by Munster in February to start in the front row against Edinburgh in the GUINNESS PRO12.

The 25-year-old Cork-born prop had a starring role in the Munster ‘A’ team’s British & Irish Cup title success this season. He made five senior appearances for the province on the back of his PRO12 debut against the Ospreys last November. The following week he started in a memorable victory over the Maori All Blacks at Thomond Park.

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Commenting on the westerners’ latest signing, Connacht Rugby CEO Willie Ruane said: “We’re delighted to have Peter joining us for the new season. He already had a small taste of training with Connacht earlier in the year but it will be great to have him on board and part of the squad from the beginning of pre-season.”

The province’s forwards coach Jimmy Duffy added: “We have been keen for Peter to join our squad for some time now. He has huge potential as a young Irish prop and will add even more competition to our front row options. I’m really looking forward to working with him next season.”

McCabe is delighted to make the move to the Sportsground, stating: “It is a privilege to sign for Connacht Rugby, a province that epitomises pride in the jersey and who play an exciting and expansive brand of rugby that I feel will suit my game. I look forward to pushing myself over the coming season.”

McCabe is the second new signing to join Connacht in the past week after Irish-qualified scrum-half James Mitchell’s move from Sale Sharks was confirmed last Wednesday. A new Head of Athletic Performance, David Howarth, has also been appointed.