Ireland international scrum-half Kieran Marmion has signed a new contract extension with Connacht.
Marmion’s future has been the subject of heavy speculation with reigning English and European champions Saracens reported to be interested in bringing the 27-year-old to Allianz Park.
However, Connacht Rugby have now confirmed that Marmion will stay at the Sportsground after signing a three-year contract extension.
Commenting on the signing, Connacht Head Coach Andy Friend said:
“Kieran has been an outstanding player for Connacht and for Ireland. He is a diligent professional and through his hard work, he has progressed through the Connacht Academy and on to play for Ireland. His progress demonstrates the support that is available to players through our academy pathway.
“Kieran’s commitment to Connacht for a further three seasons demonstrates his ambition to contribute at provincial and international level in the coming years. His signing also ensures that we continue to retain a squad equipped to compete at the highest level of European club rugby”.
Marmion’s contract extension will see the scrum-half stay in Galway until the end of the 2022/23 season.