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Homegrown Carty and Buckley sign new two-year deals with Connacht

As has Ireland international Quinn Roux.

Buckley trails Carty when Connacht faced Wasps in the Ricoh Arena.
Buckley trails Carty when Connacht faced Wasps in the Ricoh Arena.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

CONNACHT HAVE THIS morning announced three more new contracts for first-team regulars, to add to Tom McCartney.

Out-half Jack Carty, prop Denis Buckley and Ireland international lock Quinn Roux have all committed to the province on new two-year deals.

Carty and Buckley both hail from Roscommon and the retention of homegrown talent in particular is an important goal for the province as they continue to strengthen.

“Developing and retaining Connacht-born players like Denis and Jack is a huge part of our vision of ‘Grassroots to Green Shirts’ and we value the commitment to their home province massively,” said CEO Willie Ruane.

“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. ”

Pat Lam, who masterminded Connacht’s title success last season, will depart for Bristol in the summer. However, he remains enthusiastic about building the future of the western province.

“It’s fantastic to see these senior players sign on for the future with Connacht,” says 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.”

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