Friday, March 01, 2013

Connacht out half Miah Nikora has agreed terms on a new one-year contract to remain at the Sportsground, Connacht Rugby announced today.
Nikora, now qualified to represent Ireland through residency, previously played for New Zealand at Under 21, Under 19 and Schools levels.
The 27-year-old joined Connacht at the beginning of the 2009/10 season and has clocked up 63 appearances for the province.
Chief Executive Tom Sears said: ‘Miah is a key member of the Connacht squad and we are very pleased he will be staying with us.  He has an outstanding attitude and work ethic and sets a great example to other players. With both Miah and Dan Parks in our squad we have two excellent goal kicking tens who push each other constantly and provide crucial depth in a key position.’

Connacht XV v Zebre tonight KO 7.45 (TG4)

15.          Robbie Henshaw
14.          Danie Poolman
13.          Eoin Griffin
12.          Brian Murphy
11.          Gavin Duffy (captain)
10.          Dan Parks
9.            Kieran Marmion

1.            Brett Wilkinson
2.            Jason Harris-Wright
3.            Nathan White
4.            Mick Kearney
5.            Andrew Browne
6.            John Muldoon
7.            Willie Faloon
8.            Eoin McKeon

Replacements:  Adrian Flavin, Denis Buckley, Ronan Loughney, TJ Anderson, George Naoupu, Paul O’Donohoe, Miah Nikora, Fetu’u Vainikolo

Unavailable due to injury: Dave McSharry, Mike McCarthy, Frank Murphy, Dave Nolan, Johnny O’Connor, Tiernan O’Halloran, Michael Swift and Kyle Tonetti

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