Guinness Pro 12 champions Connacht Rugby announced today that Nigerian-born winger Niyi Adeolokun had signed an extension to his contract, which ties him to the province until the summer of 2019.
Adeolokun 25, has been part of the Connacht set-up since 2004, making his debut against the Newport Gwent Dragons. He ended last season scoring Connacht’s second try in their 20-10 Pro 12 final victory over Leinster.
“I’m very pleased for both Connacht Rugby and our supporters that Niyi will be playing with us for the next three seasons. As the fastest member of our squad, he is a very exciting rugby player with a huge amount of talent. But what impresses us the most with Niyi is his willingness to put in the hard work and consistently look for areas he can improve”, said Connacht Head Coach Pat Lam.
He continued, “I have no doubt that he will be a vital contributor again this season as we look to compete in both the Guinness PRO12 and European Champions Cup.”
Commenting on the contract extension, Connacht CEO Willie Ruane said:
“We are delighted to announce that Niyi will continue to play his rugby with Connacht Rugby. I know he is a very popular player among the squad and our supporters and his story is a tremendous example of the success that hard work and determination can bring about.”