21 Apr 2014

McCartney to join Lam in Ireland

6:31 am on 21 April 2014

Versatile Blues frontrower Tom McCartney is leaving the Super Rugby franchise to link up with his former Blues coach Pat Lam at Irish province Connacht.

The 28-year-old, who can play both hooker and loosehead prop, has signed a three-year deal.

McCartney will leave after a final season with Auckland.

He's played 84 times for Auckland and has 64 Super Rugby games under his belt.

McCartney joins the Chiefs player Bundee Aki in moving to Connacht.