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Paul Sackey Extends contract at London Irish

31 March 2004

The talented winger had one year of his contract to run, however after meetings with the Sunbury based club's management and coaches he decided to extend it for an extra year.

"I have enjoyed my four years at Irish and believe I have progressed as a player," said Paul. "The club has exciting plans for the future that I want to be part of.  I also believe that it is the right place from where I can further my international career."

Paul (24) joined Irish in August 2000 from Bedford.  He was since made 109 first team appearances for the Exiles scoring 42 tries, his latest was another spectacular dash down the right wing at the Recreation Ground, Bath on Saturday last.

Commenting on Paul's decision to extend his contract, Conor O'Shea, Managing Director of London Irish, said, "Paul Sackey is one of this country's outstanding wingers that I believe deserves full international recognition.  His speed, his defensive skills and his ability to break tackles and leave even the quickest defenders trailing is exceptional.  We are pleased that he is staying at the club as he is a key part of our future plans."