Contract extension for Matt Healy

Date published: March 14 2018

Connacht have announced that clinical wing Matt Healy has extended his contract with the province up to the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

Healy recently became Connacht's record 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, eclipsing the Fionn Carr's previous record of 42. In 2016, Healy made his Ireland international debut on the tour to South Africa.

Commenting on the westerners' latest contract extension, Connacht head coach Kieran Keane said: "We are delighted that Matt has extended his contract. 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."

Healy, who has turned 29 today, added: "I am really pleased to be extending my contract with Connacht. We have some big games coming up in the PRO14 and the home quarter-final in the 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."