Cian Prendergast signs long-term deal with Connacht

Cian Prendergast will remain with Connacht until 2025
Cian Prendergast will remain with Connacht until 2025
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Connacht Rugby have announced that flanker Cian Prendergast has signed a long term contract with the Irish province.

Prendergast joined Connacht in 2020 and has a contract until the end of 2022/23 season but now has extended his stay by another two years until 2025.

A product of Connacht Academy, the 22-year-old made his senior debut with the club against Edinburgh in October 2020 and started at blindside flanker in 19 of the club's 23 games this season.

He was also called up to Ireland squad as a development player ahead of the Six Nations tournament earlier in the year.

“I’m delighted to commit to Connacht for at least another three years," he told the club's official website.

"I’ll be forever thankful to Eric Elwood and his Academy management for giving me the opportunity to join the setup when I wasn’t sure what the future held for me.

"A huge thanks also to Andy Friend and the coaches for giving me the chance to play regularly at the highest level.

We’ve got a really good group of players here and I firmly believe great things are on the horizon for us, and I can’t wait to play my part in it.”

Connacht are at 12th place in the United Rugby Championship table with eight wins from 17 games.