Published: 12:35 | 19/11/19

Marmion extends Connacht stay

Scrum-half Kieran Marmion has signed an extension to his Connacht deal which will keep him at The Sportsground until the end of the 2022-23 season.

A product of the province’s youth academy, Marmion has played over 160 times for the senior team and was a key member of the squad that won the PRO12 title in 2016.

After representing Ireland at underage level, he made his debut for the senior team against Argentina in 2014 and has since earned 27 caps. He narrowly missed out on a place in Ireland’s squad for the World Cup in Japan.

"Kieran has been an outstanding player for Connacht and for Ireland,” Connacht head coach Andy Friend said after announcing the 27-year-old’s contract extension.

"He is a diligent professional and through his hard work he has progressed through the Connacht Academy and on to play for Ireland.

"His progress demonstrates the support that is available to players through our academy pathway.

"Kieran’s commitment to Connacht for a further three seasons demonstrates his ambition to contribute at provincial and international level in the coming years.

"His signing also ensures that we continue to retain a squad equipped to compete at the highest level of European club rugby."

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