Connacht Rugby have additional boosted their choices for subsequent season with the signing of versatile, Irish-qualified South African Shayne Bolton.
Bolton, whose grandmother is from Dublin, will arrive at Connacht with a popularity as one of many brightest younger prospects in South African rugby. The 20-year outdated represents the College of Free State within the Varsity Cup and in addition impressed within the U21 SA Championship.
A robust and skillful ball service, his potential to play centre and anyplace throughout the again three might be a serious increase to Andy Buddy’s aspect heading into subsequent season.
The Head Coach has defined how the transfer took place:
“After we realized of Shayne’s availability and his Irish ancestry, we saved a watch on his development and did some additional work to substantiate his enjoying potential. It rapidly grew to become obvious that he was the kind of participant that might add actual worth to our squad. He has been turning heads in South Africa together with his latest performances and, whereas he’s nonetheless solely 20-years of age, he has all of the attributes to turn into a high class skilled participant.
Gamers with versatility are a key part we search for in our Squad combine, and Shayne matches that class completely. He began off at fullback and on the wing earlier than shifting to centre within the final yr or two, so we’re trying ahead to his arrival and seeing how greatest to combine him into the squad.”
Shayne Bolton says Connacht is the proper place to start his professional profession:
“After quite a few chats with Andy and Tim (Allnutt) I knew this was a possibility I needed to take. They spoke about how they delight themselves in growing gamers and I instantly felt that Connacht was the precise place to take my sport to the subsequent stage. I can’t wait to reconnect with my Irish roots and prepare for the season forward.”
Connacht’s recruitment stays ongoing and additional bulletins might be made sooner or later.