Ben Franks: New Zealand prop commits to London Irish despite relegation

Ben Franks
Ben Franks has won the World Cup twice with New Zealand, in 2011 and 2015

New Zealand international Ben Franks has committed his future to London Irish despite their relegation to the Championship.

The 32-year-old prop joined the Exiles on a three-year deal last summer.

"Ben's experience will be vital as we look to make an immediate return to the Premiership," Irish head of rugby operations Glenn Delaney said.

"It's a real statement of intent, and underlines the ambition of the club and the owners."

Franks, who has won 45 caps for the All Blacks, missed three months of last season because of injury.

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