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Boost For Connacht As Five Players Sign Contract Renewals

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Connacht have today announced that five players have signed contract renewals keeping them at the western province until the end of the 2020/2021 season.  Tom Daly, Peter Robb and Dominic Robertson-McCoy have all signed two-year extensions to keep them at the Sportsground until the end of the 2021/22 season, while Shane Delahunt and Conor Kenny have signed one-year extensions with …

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Boost For Connacht As Bundee Aki Signs Contract Extension

Bundee Aki

Ireland international Bundee Aki has signed a contract extension with Connacht that will see him remain at the province until 2023. Aki’s current deal runs out in the summer and there was speculation that the star centre was considering a move abroad with a number of French teams thought to be sniffing around. However, the IRFU and Connacht have confirmed …

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Bundee Aki “Getting Closer” To Renewing Connacht Contract

Bundee Aki Connacht

Ireland international Bundee Aki is “getting closer” to a new contract with Connacht, according to head coach Andy Friend.  There was speculation that the 29-year-old was considering a move away from the Irish province when his current contract finishes up in the summer with a number of French clubs reportedly interested in the Connacht star. However, it now seems the …

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Boost For Connacht As Province Announce Three Contract Extensions


Connacht have announced that key trio Tiernan O’Halloran, Sean O’Brien and Tom Farrell have all signed contract extensions that will see them remain with the province until the end of the 2021/22 season. O’Halloran has been capped 175 times for Connacht since making his debut in 2010, amassing almost 200 points during that time. The full-back is a product of …

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Stability As Connacht Announce Coaching Contract Extensions

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Connacht Rugby have received the boost with the news that they have tied down their coaching ticket for the foreseeable future.  Attack coach Nigel Carolan, forwards coach Jimmy Duffy and defence coach Peter Wilkins have all signed two-year contract extensions which will bring them up to the end of the 2020/21 season. The Connacht coaching ticket, in addition to new …

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Andy Friend: We Want To Make Leinster Really Uncomfortable

Andy Friend and Leinster

It’s been a promising start to the 2018/19 Guinness PRO14 season for Connacht and new head coach Andy Friend.  Although two wins and two losses seems like inconsistent form, they should have beaten Glasgow Warriors in their opening fixture and their second victory was outstanding as they showed maturity in defeating a strong Scarlets side. For Friend, he is focussed …

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Andy Friend: “‘Who The Hell Is This Bloke?’ And Off He Went”

There was never going to be any doubt who would be chosen as Man Of The Match as Connacht swept aside Zebre in the Guinness PRO14 on Saturday evening.  Former Ireland U20 captain and current second-year Connacht Academy back-row Paul Boyle won that award after producing an excellent performance which included two tries on his second successive start for the …

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