Cian Healy missing from list of Leinster players who have renewed their contracts
Ireland loosehead prop Cian Healy was not included on a list of players, released by Leinster today, who have joined and renewed their contracts with the province.
There were reports a number of weeks ago that Healy had been offered a three-year deal to join Aviva Premiership strugglers Worcester Warriors and it exceeds the deal currently being tabled by the IRFU.
One of 14 centrally contracted players, Healy's current deal expires at the end of the season and his talks are with the union rather than his province, as was the case for Marty Moore and Simon Zebo.
The report claimed that negotiations are at a very early stage.
Cian Healy a notable absentee from the list of Leinster renewals. No durations in the press release again this year.— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) February 16, 2016
The 28-year-old has been dogged by injuries in recent years but a move to a club that has won two games from 10 this season in the Aviva Premiership would hardly suit a player who harbours international and Lions ambitions in the coming years.
Healy and Mike Ross will join up with Ireland setup on Thursday for training having featured in Leinster's 52-0 tour of Zebre after a period on the sidelines before being released for the clash with Cardiff on Saturday.
Here is the list of 17 Leinster players who have renewed their contracts:
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