Newcastle make second prop signing in five days
Newcastle Falcons have signed their second tighthead prop in the space of a week by recruiting Connacht’s Conor Kenny on a two-year deal.
“I’m really excited about coming over,” the former Ireland under-20 player said.
“When I first spoke to Newcastle’s director of rugby Dean Richards a little while back I was very taken by where he wants the club to go, and it sounds like we have the same mind-set.
“I want to play for a guy like that at a club with those values, and it always felt like a good fit.”
Richards said: “Conor is a very promising tight-head who will add to the competition we have in our front-row.
“We look forward to his arrival, and I’m confident he can show up well at this level.”
Kenny made 11 first-team appearances for Connacht, but did not feature for them in the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup, where their season ended with a win over Ospreys on June 4. Meanwhile, Newcastle finished their season with a 54-26 loss to Harlequins at the weekend, meaning they finished the season in tenth place in the Gallagher Premiership.
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