Connacht have announced the signing of Andrew Smith from the Ireland Sevens squad ahead of next season.
Smith joined the Sevens programme in 2021, having come through the academy at Leinster.
In his 69 matches with the team, Smith scored 21 tries and was part of the squad that competed at the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town.
Commenting on his signing, Andrew Smith said:
“It has been an incredible experience being a part of the Irish Sevens team. I am proud of our achievements together and the opportunity to be a part of a special group of players. I would like to thank all my family, teammates and staff who have supported me on my journey so far, from school, club, Leinster and most recently Sevens.
After speaking with Pete Wilkins and Tim Alnutt, the opportunity of joining Connacht was something incredibly exciting. I am looking forward to this next chapter in my career and continuing to learn and grow as a player and an individual.”