Tom Daly commits future to Con...


Tom Daly commits future to Connacht with new deal

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Tom Daly has committed his future to Connacht. 

The centre - who had been linked with a move to Munster - has put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

Daly's stock has risen in recent seasons since joining the westerners in 2018, initially on a loan deal from Leinster. It subsequently became permanent.

He was particularly impressive last season, with his efforts recognised with the Connacht Players Player of the Year and Supporters Player of the Year.

"Playing for Connacht has been the highlight of my career so far," Daly said.

"There’s a really strong group of players and management who are all working together to succeed both in the URC and Champions Cup.

"I’m thankful to Andy and the coaches who have shown trust in me and I can’t wait to play my part in achieving our aims in the years ahead.”

Head Coach Andy Friend said he has been a long-time admirer of the 28-year-old, who hails from Carlow.

“Tom is the perfect example of a player who has grabbed his playing opportunities with both hands.

"I’ve been impressed by him ever since he joined on his loan deal in 2018, and then we all saw last season just how good of a player he’s become.

"We’re all looking forward to seeing him continue his progression and help the squad to succeed over the next two years.”

Connacht are currently preparing for a United Rugby Championship assignment against Ulster on St Stephen's Day, before hosting Munster on New Year's Day.

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