Brendan McKibbin is the latest player to commit his future to London Irish, the scrum-half penning fresh terms with the club.

Playing alongside Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale in the Waratahs side that was crowned Super Rugby champions in 2014, McKibbin made the switch to Irish ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.

A leader both on and off the field, the 31-year-old has played a key role this season. Dotting down three times for Irish this term, the Scotland-born No. 9 admits that it was an easy decision to re-sign with the Exiles.

“Ever since I joined London Irish I have been very impressed with the infrastructure and ambition of the club,” said McKibbin.

“There is a world class set-up here at London Irish with state of the art training facilities, coupled with a superb management team headed up by Brendan Venter.

“I’m relishing the season run-in and I’m itching to play my part in helping the club gain promotion back to the Premiership.”

Irish Director of Rugby Nick Kennedy said: “We have a lot of strength in depth in the scrum-half position and Brendan’s energy and enthusiasm this season has heightened competition for places.

“He knows exactly what it takes to win trophies having enjoyed success down under, and we are pleased to have a player of his calibre re-sign with the club.”

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