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Connacht have strengthened their back row options with the signing of Munster's Robin Copeland for the next two seasons.
Connacht Rubgy legend and captain John Muldoon has announced he will retire from the professional game after 17 incredible years with the club. The 35-year-old, in his seventh year as captain, announced his decision to retire at the end of this season via an emotional tweet yesterday.
The first team to represent Connacht in rugby played against Leinster on December 8 1885. At that time, the game in the west was played by just a few schools. In the city, it was really only UCG and the Grammar School who played with any regularity. By the beginning of the last century the Jes, the Bish, and St Mary’s were competing. The growth of the game was interrupted by World War I and by the War of Independence, but it improved a lot after the truce.
Last weekend's win over Munster was 'an early birthday present' for Connacht captain John Muldoon who turned 33 on Tuesday. Tomorrow evening when leading Connacht onto Arms Park in Cardiff, he celebrates yet another milestone, becoming the first person to play 200 Guinness Pro 12 game.