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Leinster's Isa Nacewa. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/SPORTSFILE

Leinster's Isa Nacewa. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/SPORTSFILE

Leinster's Isa Nacewa. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/SPORTSFILE

IRELAND and Leinster rugby star Cian Healy has backed a campaign to have rugby legend Isa Nacewa's rugby achievements officially acknowledged.

Fans of the Kiwi on Dublin City Council want the player honoured with a Lord Mayor award for his huge contribution to rugby, the city and province since donning the blue jersey in 2008.

"He would get my vote anyway. I would be fully supportive of that.

"Isa has been an inspiration to anyone watching rugby over the last few years as a player and as a man. He's made an incredible contribution," Cian told the Herald.

Launching Specsavers' search for Ireland's most Unbreakable Friendship, the 25-year-old also paid tribute to another pal Brian O'Driscoll and spoke of his delight that the former Ireland skipper has signed a new deal with Leinster and the IRFU last week, which will see him playing for another season.

"It was great news. Having Drico for the next season is great for everybody because Brian's knowledge and professionalism rubs off on everybody else on the team."

The three-time Heineken Cup winner will join Brian and other teammates next month in the British & Irish Lions tour.

DOUBLE

However, Healy has revealed he won't allow himself to think that far ahead with Leinster going for the double this weekend as they take on Ulster in the Pro 12 final.

Entry forms are available in Specsavers stores nationwide.

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