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Connacht boost as Tonetti, Gannon, O'Donohoe and Moore commit to the province

Updated: Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 10:32

Kyle Tonetti has signed on for another two years
Kyle Tonetti has signed on for another two years

Connacht Rugby has been boosted by the news that four players have committed their futures to the club.

Centre Kyle Tonetti, lock Dave Gannon and scrum-halves Paul O'Donohoe and Dave Moore have all agreed contract extensions that will see them stay at the Sportsground into next season and beyond. Tonetti and O'Donohoe have signed up for another two years while Gannon and Moore have penned one year extensions.

Their commitment has come as a timely boost ahead of Connacht's RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Munster this Saturday. 

Speaking about the signings coach Eric Elwood said: "Competition for the scrum-half jersey has been fierce this season and that has brought out the best in the players so it's great to have Paul and Dave Moore, along with Frank Murphy, competing in that position.

"Kyle has been outstanding for us in the centre in both attack and defence and Dave Gannon provides us with a range of options in the forwards, he has really shown his versatility playing in both the second-row and back-row so we're delighted to have him on board as well."