21 May 2013

Sport: James So'oialo of Manu Samoa signs with Connacht

10:30 am on 21 May 2013

Manu Samoa international James So'oialo has signed a two-year deal with with Irish rugby province Connacht.

The 24 year old, who made his test debut in 2011, was earlier this month named in the Samoan squad for next month's tour of South Africa.

Connacht are coached by former Manu Samoa international Pat Lam who told the club's website So'oialo is a superb utility back who can kick goals from up to 60 metres out and will be a valuable addition to the team.