CONNACHT RUGBY: MATT HEALY LATEST TO EXTEND CONTRACT 

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Connacht Rugby have announced that winger Matt Healy has extended his contract with the province up to the end of the 2019/20 season.  He follows Eoghan Masterson who signed on Tuesday and Robin Copeland who’ll join Connacht from Munster at the end of the current campaign.

Healy recently became Connacht’s top try scorer when he ran in two tries against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. That Man of the Match performance brought his overall total to 44 tries in 104 appearances. In 2016, Healy made his Ireland international debut on the tour to South Africa.

“We are delighted that Matt has extended his contract,” said Connacht coach Kieran Keane to the club’s official website.  “He has an incredible try scoring record and has been in really good form for us this season. He will be another really important player for us over the next few years.”

“I am really pleased to be extending my contract with Connacht,” added Healy.  “We have some big games coming up in the PRO14 and the home Quarter Final in the European Challenge Cup so there is a lot still to play for before the end of the season.

“We are also really ambitious about the future for Connacht and I hope to make a big contribution as we aim to bring further silverware to the province.”

Connacht face Edinburgh on Friday week (March 23rd) in the Guinness PRO14.  Kick-off in the Sportsground is at 7.35pm.