Tadhg Furlong has signed an extension to his IRFU-funded central contract – nevertheless it solely covers the interval to the top of subsequent season.
Furlong, 28, is an important asset to Leo Cullen and Andy Farrell.
And, after a scorching of his Ireland colleague had signed on the dotted line, the Wexford man was the final remaining huge title to have his future sorted out.
Because it occurs, Furlong has solely prolonged his IRFU contract as much as the top of the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
“Completely satisfied to signal on for yet one more yr,” mentioned the Campile man.
“There was some robust days of late however I consider the squads we now have in each Leinster and Eire are in a position to compete for trophies sooner or later.
“I stay up for hopefully enjoying at a packed out RDS or Aviva Stadium within the months forward.”
The world-class tighthead was final week named in Warren Gatland’s Lions squad for the upcoming South Africa tour, when his abilities will once more be showcased on a world scale after his wonderful shows in New Zealand 4 years in the past.
Furlong, who made his Check debut in 2015, is predicted to make his fiftieth Eire look within the autumn and he has made 113 Leinster appearances.
In February, he made a profitable comeback from calf and again accidents, and it was enterprise as standard for him in an Eire jersey through the Six Nations.
David Nucifora, IRFU Efficiency Director, commented: “Tadhg was a very long time out of the sport however confirmed upon his return in January what a optimistic affect he may be for each Eire and Leinster.
“He has grown as a senior voice within the Eire squad and his latest performances reminded everybody why he’s rated as among the best tighthead’s in world rugby.”