Out-half Jack Carty has signed a three-year contract extension to remain at Connacht.

The 29-year-old has committed his long-term future to his home province, where he will remain until the summer of 2025.

The Roscommon man has been the standout player for Andy Friend's side so far this season in the United Rugby Championship, and recently earned a recall to the Ireland squad after injury to Johnny Sexton.

Carty has played 164 times for the province since making his debut nine seasons ago, with just four others in the current senior squad having played more for Connacht than him.

"I'm so thankful and grateful to be able to represent my home province for another 3 years," he said.

"The last 6 months have easily been the most enjoyable part of my career, and in that time I feel I’ve matured as a player, leader and person.

"The staff and my team-mates have been incredible and create an environment where you can feel yourself growing daily. It’s easy to stay motivated because of them, even on a wet and windy day training in Galway!

"The club is represented by people from every pocket of Connacht, Ireland and beyond, but everyone is incredibly proud in representing Connacht and the West."