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Craig Ronaldson signs for Connacht on one-year deal

Updated: Monday, 01 Apr 2013 15:06 | Comments

Former Kilkenny College captain Craig Ronaldson
Former Kilkenny College captain Craig Ronaldson

Connacht have signed Lansdowne out-half Craig Ronaldson on a one-year contract.

The 23-year-old is the leading Ulster Bank League points scorer, after kicking 206 points in 16 games for the Dublin side.

Lansdowne were crowned AIL Division 1A champions following their 32-25 win on Saturday over second placed Clontarf.

Earlier this year, Ronaldson brought his excellent league form to club international level when he was named, for the second year running, in the Ireland Club team.

The former Kilkenny College captain landed six of his seven shots at goal for a 15-point haul in Ireland's richly deserved 30 - 20 victory over England Counties.

Ronaldson will join up with Connacht for pre-season training in June 2013.

He said: "I'm delighted to have been given this opportunity with Connacht Rugby.

"I've really enjoyed my rugby with Lansdowne this year and I'm looking forward to the chance to develop further as a player with a club that is really going places.

"There are a lot of changes at Connacht with a new head coach in Pat Lam coming in and I'm excited about the move to Galway and linking up with everyone there."

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