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Copeland’s Switch To Connacht Is Confirmed

Copeland’s Switch To Connacht Is Confirmed

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced that versatile forward Robin Copeland will join the province at the end of the current season.

Robin Copeland, who has played in the back row and second row during his professional career, has made over 60 appearances for Munster during four seasons with the province. He previously played over 50 times for Cardiff Blues and will join Connacht on a two-year contract this summer.

At international level, Copeland made his Ireland debut against Georgia during the 2014 GUINNESS Series. The 30-year-old Wexford man has also represented the Ireland Wolfhounds and Emerging Ireland sides.

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Welcoming the signing of Copeland, Connacht Rugby CEO Willie Ruane said: “Robin is a player we have had on our radar for quite a while and we are delighted to have secured his signing ahead of the 2018/19 season.

“Robin brings incredible athletic ability and rugby experience to our squad and he will be a valuable player for us as we target further success in the season ahead. We are confident that he will be a great addition to Connacht both on and off the field.”

Copeland commented: “I have really enjoyed my four seasons with Munster and I would really like to thank everyone for my time there. I’m now looking forward to the next challenge and an exciting future with Connacht.

“I have been really impressed with what has been achieved in Connacht and I am determined to be part of further success there. The province is well known for the importance it places on community and I look forward to representing them when I join up with the squad next season.”