Quinn Roux

  • Connacht have confirmed that nine players will depart the province this summer, including Ireland lock Quinn Roux.

    South African-native Roux opted against signing a new contract with the westerners with the signing of Tongan lock Leva Fifita set to fill the space left by his departure.

    Centre Sean O'Brien is moving to former European champions Exeter while Stephen Fitzgerald is retiring from rugby due to injury.

    Conor Dean, Colm de Buitlear, Cillian Gallagher, Conor Kenny, Stephen Kerins and Paddy McAllister will also be departing the club.

  • Ireland International Quinn Roux returns to to the Connacht side as skipper for the Heineken European Champions Cup away to Toulouse on Saturday

    Roux is among 10 changes to the Connacht side after their opening round win over Montpellier at The Sportsground.

    Toulouse named a strong side skippered by former All Black Jerome Kaino at number 8.

    The game kicks off at the Stade Ernest Wallon at 1 o'clock


    Connacht Team

    1. Matt Healy, 14. John Porch, 13. Tom Farrell, 12. Tom Daly, 11. Kyle Godwin, 10. Conor Fitzgerald, 9. Caolin Blade, 1. Peter McCabe, 2. David Heffernan, 3. Dominic Robertson-McCoy, 4. Ultan Dillane, 5. Quinn Roux (c), 6. Eoghan Masterson, 7. Colby Fainga'a, 8. Robin Copeland.



    1. Shane Delahunt, 17. Matthew Burke, 18. Finlay Bealham, 19. Joe Maksymiw, 20. Paul Boyle, 21. Angus Lloyd, 22. Jack Carty, 23. Peter Robb,


    Toulouse Team

    1. Thomas Ramos, 14. Yoann Huget, 13. Sofiane Guitoune, 12. Lucas Tauzin, 11. Maxime Médard, 10. Romain Ntamack, 9. Sébastien Bézy, 1. Cyril Baille, 2. Peato Mauvaka, 3. Charlie Faumuina, 4. Richie Gray, 5. Joe Tekori, 6. Alban Placines, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 8. Jerome Kaino (c).



    1. Julien Marchand, 17. Thomas du Toit, 18. Dorian Aldegheri, 19. Rory Arnold, 20. Selevasio Tolofua, 21. Francois Cros, 22. Pita Ahki, 23. Pierre Pages,
  • Quinn Roux has been called into Ireland's Six Nations squad.

    The Connacht lock takes the place of Tadhg Beirne who has been ruled out of the games against England and Scotland.

    Beirne injured his knee during a man of the match performance in Munster's crucial Champions Cup victory over Exeter at Thomond Park on Saturday.

    Andrew Conway picked up a knock during the same match, but should be fit to train next week.

    Leinster wing Adam Byrne  akes Conway's place in this week's training camp in Portugal.

    Rob Kearney and Jack McGrath are staying with the Eastern Province, to get game time in Friday's Pro 14 match against Scarlets.


    Ireland lock Quinn Roux is a major doubt for Connacht's crucial Guinness Pro14 clash with Cardiff on Saturday.

    He's been struck down with a virus and head-coach Andy Friend says it's 'very unlikely' that Roux will recover in time.

    Centres Bundee Aki and Tom Farrell are both expected to return to the starting 15 as Connacht seek a win that would secure their place in next season's Heineken Champions Cup.



  • Connacht gear up for their European Challenge Cup quarter final with a Pro 14 match against Edinburgh at the Sportsground this evening.

    Ireland lock Quinn Roux is back in the starting 15 alongside Flanker Eoin McKeon who has been out of action since November due to injury.

    Kick off is at 7.35.

  • Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced that Ireland international Quinn Roux has signed a two-year contract extension up to the end of the 2020/21 season.


    He has made 85 appearances so far for the province and won six Ireland caps.


    Quinn Roux previously played for the Stormers, Western Province and Leinster.


    He joined Connacht initially on a loan deal in 2014 before signing a full-time contract in 2015.


    The 27-year-old South African-born lock was a central figure in Connacht's GUINNESS PRO12 title win in 2016 and made his Ireland debut on the tour to South Africa in the same year.

  • Quin Roux will Captain Connacht on his 100th appearance for the side when they host Munster on Saturday

    The second row is one of 6 changes to the western Province from last weekend.

    Tiernan O’Halloran also returns to the Connacht side.

    While CJ Stander will skipper a Munster side that shows 10 changes from last weekend's loss to Saracens in the Heineken European Champions Cup.

    Kick off at the Sportsground tomorrow is at 5.15

  • Quinn Roux's hopes of returning to the Irish side for the start of the Six Nations have been dashed, with the 29-year old having to undergo surgery for a hand injury.

    The lock forward suffered a hand injury playing for Connacht against Munster before Christmas and he is now expected to be out of training until February.

  • Quinn Roux has been ruled out of the remainder of the Six Nations and is not expected back in action until at least May. 

    The 30-year old is to undergo surgery this week on a shoulder injury which he picked up just prior to the start of the Six Nations against Wales. 

    The South African had been included in Andy Farrell's original Six Nations squad but returned to Connacht for medical assessment after suffering the injury in the lead-up to the Welsh game. 

    Connacht coach Andy Friend said it was a big disappointment for Quinn, and that he's a loss to the province and Ireland. 

    Meanwhile, Connacht centre Peter Robb is also to undergo surgery this week for an abdomen injury. It will not be known until after surgery how long the 26-year old will be sidelined. 

  • Connacht's Quinn Roux will miss their trip to Munster in the Guinness Pro14 this Saturday.

    The second-row is still battling a virus and head-coach Andy Friend admits he's now a doubt for their quarter-final at Ulster on Saturday week.

    But tighthead prop Finlay Bealham is in line to return against Munster after recovering from a hand injury suffered in their defeat to Sale last month.