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Saints & Sinners

Carbery Out For Champions Cup Opening Rounds

Jarrad Butler commits future to Connacht

Munster head-coach Johann van Graan has confirmed that Joey Carbery will miss the first two rounds of games in the Heineken Champions Cup. 

The Ireland out-half is recovering from an ankle injury he suffered against Italy in August. 

Carbery played through the issue at the Rugby World Cup and van Graan says they won't rush him back 


Connacht captain Jarrad Butler has committed his future to the province by signing a contract extension which will keep him at the Sportsground until the summer of 2022. 

The 28-year-old back-row forward, who becomes Irish qualified next year, says he's hugely honoured to extend his stay at the western province. 

Butler was capped at under-20 level by Australia and was Connacht's player of the season in 2018.

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