Connacht captain Jarrad Butler has committed his future to the province by signing a contract extension which will keep him at the Sportsground until the summer of 2022.
The 28-year-old back-row forward, who becomes Irish qualified next year, says he's 'hugely honoured' to extend his stay at the western province:
“I am delighted to commit my future to Connacht for a further two seasons. We have some real leaders within our squad, and I was hugely honoured to take over the role of captain last season.
"There is a real sense of ambition within the player group which extends right throughout the staff and supporters of the province. I am really looking forward to the seasons ahead in a Connacht jersey.”
Connacht's head-coach Andy Friend says they've secured the future of a leader in their dressing room:
“Jarrad has proven himself to be a hugely consistent and versatile player for Connacht. That consistency along with his unrelenting work rate are what make him an outstanding leader.
"He continues to improve and develop all aspects of his game. His contract extension is significant for us as we aim to deliver success to the province”.
Butler was capped at under-20 level by Australia and was Connacht's player of the season in 2018.
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