Porch played under Andy Friend for Australia’s Sevens team, when the Connacht Head Coach was the Australian Sevens Head Coach.
In his first nine appearances for Australia, Porch scored 96 points and earned a place at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. In the 2017/18 World
“John Porch is a player that was identified as a prospect for the Australian Sevens squad in early 2016. I was extremely impressed by his performances in his first tournament and subsequently offered him a contract. He was a hugely impressive player at sevens level, and I believe that he will suit the style of play and culture in Connacht as we prepare for the season ahead.”
Ahead of next season, I am extremely happy with the depth of our squad. We have already announced the signing of Paddy McAllister, Tom Daly, Stephen Fitzgerald, Angus Lloyd and Rory Burke in addition to Paul Boyle, Conor Fitzgerald, Matthew Burke, Conor Kenny and Stephen Kerins who have graduated from our Academy this season. We have also had a huge focus on retaining our existing talent with contract renewals for many of our international and more senior players in the squad”.
Porch spoke about how he cannot wait to get started for Connacht.
“I am really excited about signing for Connacht. I obviously know Andy from his time with the Australia Sevens programme and