Quinn Roux has signed a two year contract with Connacht Rugby that will keep him at the club till the end of 2021.
The South African born Roux is still only 27 years of age, has made 85 appearances with the men from the West so far, he has also earned 6 Ireland caps since arriving at the Sportsground. Roux previously played with the Stormers, Western Province and Leinster. He initially was on loan at Connacht in 2014, before the club put pen to paper on a full contract. Roux was an integral part of the Connacht winning PRO 12 sides win two years ago, he made his Ireland debut on the tour to South Africa in the same year.
Speaking about the new contract Connacht coach Andy Friend “Quinn has been a massive player for Connacht” He went on to say further “He is the ultimate professional and is unrelenting in his preparation and his attention to detail”. “His signing is another huge boost for us and I have no doubt that Quinn will be a key player for us in the seasons ahead.” Roux also commented on his new contract he said “I’ve enjoyed my time in the Sportsground and believe that we are capable of bringing further success to the province in the seasons ahead. My time here has also led to my international debut which I am hugely proud of. “I’m looking forward to the next two seasons with Connacht and hope to continue to establish myself as a part of the Irish squad.”
Personally believe that he is one of the best in the game in the PRO 14 he has loads to offer and is coming into his prime years now. Can see becoming a very important for Connacht down the line further.