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Robin Copeland put the pen to paper on a three-year contract with French club Pro D2, Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente. It is the second division of rugby in France.
– Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) May 18, 2020
It is understood that the 32-year-old from Wexford will make the move to France next season after playing two seasons with Connacht at The Sportsground. He also played with Munster and the Cardiff Blues. He was also crowned once by Ireland under Joe Schmidt. This limit against Georgia in the international fall in 2019.
Copeland is now looking forward to his journey in France and will be a great addition to the team that finished 9th in Pro D2 in the 2018/19 season. Copeland's home will be at Stade Chanzy, which has a capacity for 8,000 people. Copeland has since released a statement on his Twitter confirming the news. He said: "I loved my time in Galway at Connacht Rugby, but unfortunately, my time has come to an end." He continued, "I really loved going to work every day, even when things weren't going to plan." In addition, he wished everyone at the club good luck for the coming season. He said that France has always been a place he wanted to touch. Stating: "For me, my next stop is a place that I always wanted to play, in France". He said it was an opportunity that just couldn't be missed.
We wish Robin and his girlfriend Harriet the best of luck in France.