Muldoon extends Connacht deal


Connacht captain John Muldoon has extended his contract with the Irish province for the 2016-17 campaign.

The 33-year-old is currently in his 13th season as a professional with the Pro12 outfit and has been capped three times by Ireland.

"It was very easy for me to sign on with Connacht for another year," he said. "I love this place, and I couldn't imagine playing anywhere else now.

"I'm definitely the 'old man' in the squad now that Swifty [Michael Swift] is gone but I don't feel it. Playing and training with these younger lads just drives me on even further and I'm really enjoying what we're doing as a squad.

"Connacht has changed immeasurably since I started out but every year we have been building and I've just loved being a part of it. There have been plenty of highs and lows but those experiences, particularly the lows, just remind me of how far we have come.

"I'm excited about the rest of the season and the next and I believe we can achieve big things for Connacht."

Connacht sit third in the Pro12, two points adrift of leaders Scarlets who play host to Muldoon's men on Sunday.