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Browne To Leave Connacht At End Of Season

Browne To Leave Connacht At End Of Season

Connacht Rugby have confirmed that Andrew Browne, who has played in the second row and back row, will finish with the province at the end of the current season

Connacht native Andrew Browne played schools rugby with St, Joseph’s Patrician College (the Bish) and his club Galwegians before joining the Connacht Academy. In April 2007 he made his debut for the senior side and went on to make over 150 appearances for his home province.

The 31-year-old forward has been at the heart of the development of Connacht Rugby for over a decade and was a central figure in Connacht’s GUINNESS PRO12 title-winning run in 2015/16. 

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Unfortunately he has been hampered by injuries in recent seasons, and after 11 years in the senior squad, he has announced that he will be finishing his time with Connacht at the end of the current campaign.

Commenting on the announcement, Connacht Rugby CEO Willie Ruane said: “Andrew has been a great player and leader for Connacht on the field and a fantastic ambassador off it over the past 11 years. He is an incredibly resilient character and represents everything that is good about Connacht Rugby and what we aim to achieve.

“Having come through the school and club game in the province, he went on to be a central figure in our PRO12 Championship success in 2016. I would like to thank him for the incredible contribution he has made to Connacht Rugby and wish him well for the future.”

At the final game of the season against Leinster at the Sportsground on Saturday week (kick-off 3.05pm), Connacht supporters will have the opportunity to thank Browne for the massive contribution he has made to the team.