Nic Rouse: London Irish lock signs new contract

Nic Rouse
Rouse returned to action on Boxing Day after missing 12 weeks with a shoulder injury

London Irish lock Nic Rouse has signed a new contract until the end of the 2016-17 season.

Rouse joined the club from Nottingham in 2013 on a two-year deal and has made 33 appearances for the Exiles.

The 33-year-old missed the first half of this season with a shoulder injury, but returned to action on Boxing Day.

"I am delighted to have committed my future to London Irish. I am very proud to be a part of the club and there are exciting times ahead," said Rouse.

"The medical and strength and conditioning staff have been brilliant during my injury rehab and got me back in a great condition to be playing again.

"I'm delighted to be back playing and I'm really looking forward to being part of London Irish's plans going forward."

Exiles operations director Bob Casey added: "Nic is a fantastic person and a key member of the group both on and off the field.

"He is a bright footballer who sets a great example to the younger players.

"His work rate and leadership qualities make him an integral part of London Irish and we are delighted he has committed his future to the club."