Blade among Connacht quartet to secure new deals

Four players were giving a contract extension by the western province today.

Caolin Blade lines up for Connacht against Zebre last month.
Caolin Blade lines up for Connacht against Zebre last month.
Image: Bryan Keane/INPHO

CONNACHT TODAY ANNOUNCED the signing of four squad members to contract extensions.

Scrum-halves Caolin Blade and Conor McKeon as well as props Peter McCabe and Dominic Robertson-McCoy have all penned new deals with the western province.

Blade is the most experienced of the quartet with 60 appearances in a Connacht jersey to his name; 16 coming this season for the 23-year-old.

McCabe joined Connacht on loan last year before signing a full-time contract with the province in the summer of 2017 and has made 11 first-team appearances in the current campaign.

New Zealand-born Robertson-McCoy is in his second season with the westerners. The Irish-qualified tighthead has played five times for Connacht this season while McKeon, a converted out-half, played a key role with the Eagles in their B&I Cup campaign this year.

Commenting on the latest contract signings, Connacht head coach Kieran Keane added:

These are another four important players to have on board for next season. Caolin Blade has featured heavily for us this season and has performed well.

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“Conor McKeon, Peter McCabe and Dominic Robertson-McCoy will also give us additional options over the long season.”

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