Sunday 20 October 2019

Friend delight at key contract extensions

Connacht head coach Andy Friend. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Connacht head coach Andy Friend. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

Independent.ie Sportsdesk

The feel-good atmosphere in Connacht shows no signs of stopping as the Westerners' back-room coaching staff all committed their futures to the province.

Nigel Carolan (attack), Jimmy Duffy (forwards) and Peter Wilkins (defence) have signed two-year contract extensions to take them up to the end of the 2020-'21 season.

The news comes just days after Connacht secured their place in the Challenge Cup quarter-final and had a healthy representation named in the Ireland squad for opening two rounds of the Six Nations.

Connacht have made huge strides under Andy Friend this season and he was delighted to continue working with his coaching ticket.

"They are an exceptional team and one of the best collective groups I have worked with in my coaching career," Friend said.

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