Rugby: Kildare man Jordan Duggan extends his Connacht contract

Former Newbridge RFC and Connacht Academy player signs second professional contract

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Rugby: Kildare man Jordan Duggan extends his Connacht contract

Jordon Duggan

Connacht Rugby have today announced that 21 players have re-signed for the province ahead of the 2021-22 season. 

One of those who have extended their contract is former Newbridge RFC prop forward, Jordon Duggan.

A former Academy player with Connacht, Jordon signed his first professional contract in 2020.

In all 19 players from the existing Professional squad have renewed deals for next season while a further two players, Oran McNulty and Cian Prendergast, have been promoted from the Connacht Academy.

Today’s announcement includes four Irish internationals – Finlay Bealham, Jack Carty, Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Head Coach Andy Friend says:

“I am delighted to see so many of our current crop of players sign on for another season. This is still a very challenging time for everyone in Irish Rugby so to have them commit to Connacht Rugby again says it all about the belief we have as a group to continue the progress we’re making.

17 of the 21 players were once part of the Connacht Academy, and in that group we have a mix of established Irish internationals, experienced players within the province and plenty of young players still in the early stages of their careers.

We are continuing to shape the squad for next season, with further discussions ongoing, and supporters should expect more positive news in the weeks and months ahead.”

Connacht Rugby’s retention and recruitment remains ongoing and further announcements will be made in due course.