Former Connacht & Ireland Winger Niyi Adeolokun Signs For English Premiership Club
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Bristol have signed former Connacht and Ireland winger Niyi Adeolokun on a short-term deal until the end of the current season.
Pat Lam’s side have also snapped up former Munster and Connacht prop Peter McCabe on a short-term deal as well as Cardiff Blues prop Keiron Assiratti on loan.
The trio come in as injury cover for the Bears with props Jake Armstrong, Max Lahiff and John Afoa all ruled out alongside winger Toby Fricker.
Adeolokun, 29, was released by Connacht during the break and has one cap for Ireland while McCabe, 28, played 37 times in three years with for Connacht.
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Ex-Wales Under-20 prop Assiratti, 23, has played 39 times for Cardiff Blues.
“With the unprecedented playing schedule in the Premiership that we face, it’s important to ensure we have plenty of depth and cover in key positions, especially with the midweek fixtures,” Bristol boss Pat Lam told the club website.
“Losing Max [Lahiff] and John [Afoa] on Tuesday has left us light in the front row, especially with Jake [Armstrong] already unavailable, so we needed cover immediately.
“The guys come straight into our environment and will be working quickly to learn our system and the Bears Team Culture. I’d like to thank John Mulvihill at Cardiff for his co-operation in agreeing Keiron’s loan deal.”