Sam Illo signs contract extension

26 January 2023

Sam Illo signs contract extension

Tighthead prop Sam Illo has renewed his contract for another two years, keeping him at Connacht Rugby until at least 2025.

Illo joined Connacht from Leinster in 2021 and has so far made 7 appearances. Like his teammates who announced new deals this week, Illo also has experience on the international scene at U20 level. He was also a part of the Emerging Ireland squad that travelled to South Africa last year.

Sam Illo says:

“Moving to the West of Ireland was a big change for me. Connacht gave me an opportunity of my first Pro contract and I feel like I’ve learned a huge amount since joining the club. Now I want to really kick on and get more minutes under my belt to help the club succeed.” Andy Friend says:

“Sam has a lot of natural raw ability that, with further development, could help him turn into a top-class tighthead. We’ve already seen huge improvements to his game in his 18 months with us so far, so his two-year contract extension allows the club to help him to continue to grow and develop.”