Jack Carty among three senior players to commit their futures to Connacht

"We value the commitment to their home province massively," head coach Pat Lam said this afternoon

BY Cian Roche 13:09 Tuesday 20 December 2016, 13:09 20 Dec 2016

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Jack Carty, Denis Buckley, and Quinn Roux have all committed their future to Connacht rugby, with the trio signing contract extensions on Tuesday afternoon.

Carty, who slotted over the winning conversion to complete Connacht's comeback against Wasps last weekend, has represented the province 67 times and has become a key player within the squad since the departure of AJ MacGinty.

Pat Lam's men claimed a first ever Pro12 title over the summer after a stunning run in the domestic league saw them break new ground. 

Connacht rugby and the IRFU today announced that the trio would all be signing two-year contract extensions to keep them out West.

"It's fantastic to see these senior players sign on for the future with Connacht Rugby," said Lam.

"Having witnessed the three of them grow and develop as players and men over the past four seasons, I'm personally very pleased that they will be part of a strong squad that will drive continued success on and off the field for Connacht Rugby."

CEO Willie Ruane said: "These re-signings are another big boost for Connacht Rugby and our supporters on the back of Tom McCartney, Bundee Aki, Ultan Dillane, Finlay Bealham Niyi Adeolokun, Sean O'Brien, James Connolly, Peter Robb and Caolin Blade all recently signing contract extensions.

"Obviously developing and retaining Connacht-born players like Denis [Buckley] and Jack [Carty] is a huge part of our vision of 'Grassroots to Green Shirts' and we value the commitment to their home province massively.

"Quinn [Roux] came to us a few seasons ago on the back of a difficult two years with injuries. He has really taken his opportunity with both hands and we're delighted he sees his future here with Connacht."

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