Connacht Rugby have announced the signing of Australian Sevens international John Porch ahead of the 2019/20 season.
The speedy winger was recruited into the sevens programme by Andy Friend, while he was Head Coach of the Australian Sevens team in 2015.
In his first nine appearances for Australia, Porch scored 96 points and earned a place at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. In the 2017/18 World Series he went on to score an impressive 28 tries throughout the competition.
Commenting on the signing, Connacht Head Coach Andy Friend said: “John Porch is a player that was identified as a prospect for the Australian Sevens squad in early 2016. I was extremely impressed by his performances in his first tournament and subsequently offered him a contract. He was a hugely impressive player at sevens level, and I believe that he will suit the style of play and culture in Connacht as we prepare for the season ahead.”