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Contract Extensions For Connacht’s Buckley, Carty And Roux

Contract Extensions For Connacht’s Buckley, Carty And Roux

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed two-year contract extensions for senior players Denis Buckley, Jack Carty and Quinn Roux.

Roscommon natives Denis Buckley and Jack Carty are both products of the Connacht Academy and have racked up 103 and 67 appearances respectively for their home province. The pair have represented Ireland at underage level with Buckley making the 2015 Emerging Ireland tour to Georgia.

Quinn Roux, who initially came to Connacht on a loan deal from Leinster, is currently in his third season at the Sportsground. He has played in 42 games for the westerners and last June made his international debut for Ireland during the summer tour to South Africa.

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Commenting on Connacht’s latest deals, the province’s 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 and Jack is a huge part of our vision of ‘Grassroots to Green Shirts’ and we value the commitment to their home province massively.

“Quinn 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.”

Head coach Pat Lam added: “It’s fantastic to see these senior players sign on for the future with Connacht Rugby. 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.”

Denis Buckley
Age: 26
From: Roscommon, Ireland
Connacht caps: 103

Jack Carty
Age: 24
From: Roscommon, Ireland
Connacht caps: 67

Quinn Roux
Age: 26
From: Pretoria, South Africa
Connacht caps: 42
Ireland caps: 1