Revealed: The nine Irish stars whose contracts expire in 2018
After losing Simon Zebo to Racing 92, here are nine other Ireland stars whose contracts expire at the end of the current season.
The IRFU and the provinces will be doing all they can to hold onto these key internationals.
Still the Ireland captain and highly unlikely to move at this stage of his career.
Highly unlikely to retain his IRFU deal, so Ulster contract or move may be best bet unless he fancies one last pay-day abroad.
In talks with clubs from France and England, considered a low flight risk with central contract almost guaranteed.
Hard to justify another central contract given his age and injury profiles, yet Joe Schmidt remains a big fan.
One of the key deals for David Nucifora to lock down. Could command fortunes on the open market.
If he’s ever going to move, now is the time but retains the No 15 shirt and has an array of local commercial interests.
Only being offered an initial Leinster deal, but at this stage of his career is considered a low flight risk.
The heart and soul of Munster, he’s attracting big interest from abroad. If IRFU can match his value, then he’ll stay.
All quiet around the Ireland No 8 but is likely to be attracting some of the same attention as O’Mahony. Much will depend on whether he’s offered a national deal.
And the wild geese who flew
Stunned Munster fans by leaving for Racing 92 at the end of last season. Yet to play a game in France due to injury.
Off to Racing at the end of the season after they blew Munster’s offer out of the water.
Signed for Bordeaux-Begles but only lasted a season. Now at Championship Bristol.
In his second season in England, but on his way back to Ulster next season after struggling to break into the Wasps side.
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