Munster head coach Johann van Graan said: “Alex is a great person and a talented player, we wish him all the best at Connacht.
“Unfortunately, he got injured over the past year and struggled to fight his way back into the team. He’s looking for playing time and we wish him well with the move.”
Connacht head coach explained that he is hoping Wootton can improve his game with Connacht.
“I am really pleased to welcome Alex Wootton to the province,” Friend said.
“Alex is a very exciting back three player who has all the talent to take his game to the next level. His versatility across the back line will also help us as we look to compete on both fronts next season.
“As a team, we’re looking forward to welcoming him to the Sportsground and integrating him into the playing squad.”
“I am delighted to be joining Connacht for the upcoming season,” Wootton said.
Say hello to our latest arrival! ?
We are excited to confirm the signing of Alex Wootton from @Munsterrugby on a one-year loan deal ?
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“After speaking to Andy and the rest of the coaching team it’s clear that this is a team full of ambition and belief, and I want to play my part in that.
“I can’t wait to meet the rest of the squad and begin preparations for what I’m sure will be a very exciting season.”