Jarrad Butler

  • Connacht captain Jarrad Butler returns for their clash with Toulouse at the Sportsground.

    Irish internationals Bundee Aki, Jack Carty, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane and Matt Healy also start for the westerners.

    Kick off in the Heineken Champions Cup tomorrow is at 3:15

  • New Connacht coach Andy Friend has selected back-row Jarrad Butler as his captain for the coming season.

    Butler made 19 appearances for the Westerners in his debut season at the Sportsground.

    The 27-year-old will qualify to play for Ireland in 2020.

     

  • 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.