Connacht Rugby have announced the signing of Liam McNamara ahead of the 2023/24 season.
The Australian born Irish qualified McNamara is currently a member of the Ireland Sevens squad.
At 26 years of age, he wasw a member of the Australian Sevens team for three years where he was coached by current Connacht Director of Rugby Andy Friend.
He was born in Brisbane, but qualifies for Ireland as his father was born in Dublin.
Commenting on the signing on the Connacht Rugby website, Head Coach Pete Wilkins said:
“We have been tracking Liam's development over recent seasons and he has made a great impression both in the XV’s and Sevens game. He is a player who has experience across almost every position in the backline, from the back three, to midfield and fly-half, so provides us with multiple options and helps to further build our depth for next season. In that regard Liam is the perfect addition to our squad and we're excited to welcome him to Connacht Rugby.”
Liam McNamara says:
“I’m delighted to be joining Connacht next season. I’ve loved my time in playing for the Ireland Sevens, so to now play XVs rugby in the URC is a brilliant opportunity for me. I know many Aussie born players have made an impression when joining the club and I hope to make a similar impact.”