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December 15 2017 4:08 PM
Tadhg Furlong will remain a Leinster and Ireland player for at least the next three years.
Leinster confirmed this afternoon that the Wexford native, who has earned a reputation as one of the leading tighthead props in world rugby, will remain at the province until June, 2021.
His current deal with Leinster was due to expire at the end of the season.
IRFU Director of High Performance, David Nucifora, said: “As a young prop still learning his trade Tadhg has shown enormous growth over the past 18 months. He learned a lot from his experience at RWC15 and has kicked on since that tournament to produce consistently impressive performances for Ireland, Leinster and the Lions.”
Tadhg Furlong commented:“I am delighted to have signed a contract with the IRFU to continue to play with Leinster. I got a number of opportunities over the past few seasons that have helped me to develop as a player and I want to continue to develop and be successful with both Leinster and Ireland.”
Mick Dawson, CEO Leinster Rugby commented: “This is great news for Leinster and Ireland. Tadhg is a product of the Leinster Youths system and has come through New Ross, into our age grade system into our senior team and now to the highest honours with Ireland and the Lions.
“His signature is a huge boost as we continue to build for the coming seasons. Securing homegrown and young talent like Tadhg is a key part of the Leinster way.”
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