Connacht have announced that Ireland international Jack Carty has signed a three-year contract extension with the club.
A product of Connacht Academy, Carty made his senior club debut in 2012 and has racked up 164 appearances for the club. He was part of the Ireland Under 20 squad that competed in the 2012 Junior World Championship.
“I’m so thankful and grateful to be able to represent my home province for another 3 years. The last 6 months have easily been the most enjoyable part of my career, and in that time I feel I’ve matured as a player, leader and person," read a statement from the 29-year-old.
"The staff and my teammates have been incredible and create an environment where you can feel yourself growing daily. It’s easy to stay motivated because of them, even on a wet and windy day training in Galway!
"The club is represented by people from every pocket of Connacht, Ireland and beyond, but everyone is incredibly proud in representing Connacht and the West."
Carty made his Test debut for Ireland during the 2019 Six Nations and has gone on to play 10 games - all of it coming in the same year. He was also part of Ireland's squad in the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
"This is brilliant news for everyone associated with Connacht. Jack is a top-class international out-half and a crucial player for our squad," said head coach Andy Friend.
"He has an incredible skillset and excellent game management. He is therefore an extremely important person for us in how we want to play the game.
"Jack has also grown as a leader within our group. He has recently earned the right to be our matchday captain which is testament to his leadership qualities.
"Jack is a very proud Connacht man and loves representing his club, school, province & country. I’m really excited to see him going from strength to strength and committing to us for another next three years.”