Friday 20 July 2018

Rob Kearney extends IRFU contract until 2019 Rugby World Cup

Rob Kearney celebrates with the Six Nations trophy after Ireland’s 24-15 victory over England at Twickenham yesterday. Photo: Getty Images
Rob Kearney celebrates with the Six Nations trophy after Ireland’s 24-15 victory over England at Twickenham yesterday. Photo: Getty Images
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Ireland and Leinster fullback Rob Kearney has extended his contract with the IRFU through the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Kearney made his debut for Ireland in 2007 and has won 83 caps for his country.

The Leinster player was a member of both the 2009 and 2018 Grand Slam winning squads.

Commenting on the new contract Rob Kearney said: "I am delighted to have extended my IRFU contract and look forward to continuing to achieve with this Ireland squad. There have been some fantastic days for both Ireland and Leinster over the course of my career and there is huge potential for growth in both squads as we look to build and develop and challenge for honours."  

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