Connacht have received a boost with the news that out-half Jack Carty has signed a new deal with the club.
Carty’s two-year contract extension will see him ply his trade at the Sportsground until the end of the 2020/21 season.
The Roscommon native has been in superb form this season and has played a big part in the team’s success which sees them in contention at both European and domestic level.
Commenting on the signing, Head Coach of Connacht Rugby, Andy Friend said: “We are delighted to announce that Jack Carty has signed a two-year contract extension to take him up to the end of the 2020/21 season.
“Jack is a product of the outstanding work being done at club and schools’ level throughout the province and within the Connacht Academy.
“He is an example of what our Grassroots to Green Shirts Vision represents. He will continue to be an important player for the province in the seasons ahead.”
Commenting on his contract signing, Jack Carty added: “I am hugely proud that as a Connacht man I have come through the grassroots structures in the province and gone on to play professional rugby.
“I have a great support network in rugby and away from the game and I am very grateful for the guidance they show me.
“Connacht is an exciting place to be at the moment both on and off the field and we are extremely ambitious about what we can achieve in the coming seasons. I look forward to contributing to those plans.”
This announcement will come as a big boost to Connacht supporters who will no doubt be disappointed with the reports that Cian Kelleher is set to return to Leinster at the end of the season.