Ex-Leinster hooker Jason Harris-Wright signs Connacht deal

Jason Harris-Wright

Connacht have signed former Leinster hooker Jason Harris-Wright on a one-year contract.

Harris-Wright, 24, has spent this season at Bristol after moving to the English club from Leinster last summer.

The hooker was a product of Leinster's Academy and his 11 appearances for the Irish province included an outing in last year's Heineken Cup final.

Connacht have also given a one-year professional contract to 26-year-old Galwegians back Brian Murphy.

Harris-Wright's inclusion next season will strengthen the depth at hooker with the experienced Adrian Flavin and Ethienne Reynecke already in the squad.

The hooker was part of Ireland's Under-20 World Championship squad in 2008.

Murphy, who can play at full-back or centre, was voted Connacht club player of the year this season after an impressive All-Ireland League campaign for Galwegians.

Connacht have already signed fly-half Dan Parks and Ulster flanker Willie Faloon in recent weeks while Ray Ofisa, Henry Fa'afili, Dermot Murphy, Dylan Rogers, Jamie Stephens and Brian Tuohy will all be leaving the Irish provincial outfit.