Adam McBurney signs for Connacht from Edinburgh · The 42

CONNACHT HAVE announced the signing of hooker Adam McBurney from Edinburgh Rugby for the 2024/25 season.

The Ballymena native has made 24 appearances for the Scottish team since signing in 2021.

The 27-year-old joined Gloucester on loan in March, and played three times for the Gallagher Premiership side.

The former Ireland under-20 international began his career at Ulster, making his senior debut in 2017 and representing the province 43 times before crossing the water.

“Adam is a player with a wealth of experience accumulated in a relatively short period,” said Connacht head coach Pete Wilkins. “He is still only 27 years old, but he has played URC, Premiership, Champions Cup and Challenge Cup rugby, so he will have a lot to offer us. “We look forward to welcoming him to Connacht and providing an environment for him to continue to grow his game, and I have no doubt that he will become an important member of the team next season.”

“I’m really looking forward to moving to Connacht next season,” McBurney added. “I have had positive conversations with Pete and his team there and I am really impressed by where the club is going and the potential for me to have an impact there. “I can’t wait to get back to Ireland, settle in and help the club achieve success.”