Aviva Premiership: London Irish fly-half Ian Humphreys agrees contract extension

Last Updated: 11/07/13 2:52pm

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Ian Humphreys: Has extended his contract with London Irish until 2016

Ian Humphreys: Has extended his contract with London Irish until 2016

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London Irish fly-half Ian Humphreys has penned a one-year contract extension with the Aviva Premiership side.

The 30-year-old, who joined the Exiles from Ulster last summer, will remain at the club until the end of the 2015/16 campaign.

Humphreys was one of the few positives for Irish last season, scoring 147 points as the club narrowly avoided relegation, and director of rugby Brian Smith says he will look to build a team around the Irishman.

"It is important to build a team around key players and with Ian here for the next three years we are able to do that."
Brian Smith

"It is great that Ian has extended his current contract with us," said Smith. "It is important to build a team around key players and with Ian here for the next three years we are able to do that.

Partnership

"His partnership with Tomas O'Leary worked very well in the early part of last season so we are looking forward to seeing the two Irish boys back on the park again at the start of this season."

Humphreys believes Irish can learn from the mistakes of last season and avoid another relegation scrap.

He said: "Last season was difficult for all of us but I know we will be better for that experience.

"The club has also been great to my family over the last year which is very important to me. I'm now looking forward to the start of the season and what will be an exciting Premiership campaign."

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