Connacht announce new second row signing

Lewis Stevenson has previously played with UIster

Lewis Stevenson

Lewis Stevenson ©INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd

Connacht have announced the capture of former Ulster second-row Lewis Stevenson.

The 32-year-old linked-up with his new team-mates last night ahead of their departure for a pre-season training camp in France.

After playing for Premiership side Exeter Chiefs last season, Stevenson will provide extra depth in the second-row after the departure of Aly Muldowney as well as the international commitments of Ultan Dillane and Quinn Roux.

"It’s great to have someone of Lewis’ experience joining our squad. Having played in the Premiership as well as the PRO12, he will bring something different and greatly boost our second row options. With our international locks coming in later to pre-season and other injuries affecting us in that area, it’s great to have Lewis with us in France this week ready to train and play," Connacht head coach Pat Lam told the province website.

"From meeting with Lewis, I have no doubt that he will fit in well to our environment. He has a lot to catch up on in a short space of time but he’s excited by the challenge."