Nottingham’s Canadian International Fly-Half Shane O’Leary is to leave Lady Bay as he heads back to France to play for Rouen Normandie Rugby.
O’Leary joined the Green and Whites in 2018 scoring 294 points in his 38 appearances also representing Canada at the World Cup in Japan last Autumn and joins a team who played in the French Pro D2 last season (France’s second tier) after gaining promotion from the Federale 1.
Rouen were in the relegation places before the league was suspended due to coronavirus but Irish born O’Leary is no stranger to France having played for Grenoble in 2013/14. The former Connacht and Ealing Trailfinder spent two years in Nottingham after playing his first international for Canada of whom he qualified to play for through his mother.
Nottingham Head Coach Neil Fowkes said on O’Leary’s departure “Shane has played a big part for Nottingham over the past two years, so we wish him all the best with his future career in France and with Canada.”
O’Leary joins Ollie Chessum through the exit door at Nottingham after the young forward joined Leicester Tigers last week.
*Main image @NottinghamRugby O’Leary was often reliable with his boots in the green and white jersey.