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Huge Boost For Connacht As Bundee Aki Signs New Contract

Huge Boost For Connacht As Bundee Aki Signs New Contract

The IRFU and Connacht Rugby have confirmed that Bundee Aki has signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the Sportsground up to the end of the 2022/23 season.

The centre was crucial to Connacht’s 2016 Pro12 success and has represented the province 92 times, scoring 18 tries.

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Connacht Head Coach Andy Friend said he was delighted to see the deal done.

Bundee has been an incredible player for Connacht since his arrival in the Sportsground. He has completely embraced every aspect of life in the West of Ireland and has driven standards among the playing group.

He shares the ambition that we have for the seasons ahead and what he can achieve as a Connacht player. His commitment for a further three seasons is a sign of the energy and passion he has for the province”.

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In a statement, Bundee Aki explained he was excited for what is to come.

“I am grateful for the opportunity I have been given to represent both Connacht and Ireland and am delighted to extend my IRFU contract.

"The whole of Connacht have been incredibly supportive of both me and my family and the Ireland supporters have been fantastic from the very first day I was selected for the national squad. Connacht has become home to me and my family and I want to play my part in helping Connacht achieve their ambitious plans in the years to come.”

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