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Published: 16:15 | 14/3/16

Connacht sign Boshoff


Connacht have signed South African outhalf Marnitz Boshoff on a two-year deal.

Boshoff currently plays Super Rugby side the Lions as well as the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup.

The 27-year-old made his Super Rugby debut in a man-of-the-match performance in the opening round of the 2014 season and currently has 29 appearances to his name.

He earned his first Springboks cap against Scotland in June 2014, while he was a member of the Barbarians squad for their 2014 tour of England.

"I'm really excited about the move to Connacht Rugby and Galway. From speaking to Pat (Lam), I have a good understanding of what the club is about and it's clear that there is a huge amount of passion and ambition there in terms of where they want to go," he said of his new deal.

"I've watched a lot of the Connacht games this season. The rugby they are playing is really exciting and I believe that I can fit in to the structure and add something as well. I can't wait to get stuck in.

"It's a big move for myself and my wife Monique but we're really looking forward to meeting everyone and settling into life in Ireland."

Head coach Pat Lam added: "In the context of where we are and where we are planning to be, Marnitz is an important signing for our squad. A lot of time and research went into identifying the right, experienced outhalf to fit the profile we were after.

"Marnitz is not only a proven and reliable goal kicker with an outstanding kicking game, but his game management has seen the rise of the Lions in Super Rugby over the last three seasons as well as him leading the Golden Lions to Currie Cup success.

"His experience will be invaluable to our young backline and we're looking forward to welcoming him and his wife Monique to the West of Ireland."

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