David Hawkshaw has signed a new two-year deal with Connacht, keeping him in the west until the end of the 2024/25 season. Photo: Sportsfile

Connacht announces two-year contract for David Hawkshaw

David Hawkshaw has signed a new two-year deal, keeping him at Connacht until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Hawkshaw joined from Leinster last summer and has made a major impact in his first season, scoring three tries in 11 appearances.

Previously he captained the Ireland Under 20s to a Grand Slam in the 2019 Six Nations, playing alongside current team-mates Niall Murray and Dylan Tierney-Martin.

“I’ve loved every minute of my time here and I want to thank all the coaches for giving me that opportunity,” Hawkshaw said.

“I’m looking forward to the years ahead and hope to help the club go from strength to strength in any possible way.”

Connacht director of rugby Andy Friend added: “David is a great example of a player who was brave enough to move west and is now making every post a winner. He’s had a huge impact both on and off the field and gives us further options at both fly-half and inside-centre.

“I’m really excited that he’s chosen to extend his tenure at the club and I know that his best rugby is ahead of him.”