Sunday 17 December 2017

Leinster announce new contracts for a host of young stars

Adam Byrne (left), Jack Conan (centre) and Dan Leavy (right).
Adam Byrne (left), Jack Conan (centre) and Dan Leavy (right).

Des Berry

Leinster coach Leo Cullen confirmed a complete team of 15 contract renewals this morning, headed by centrally contracted Jamie Heaslip and Devin Toner.

They include the security of signing Ireland internationals Dan Leavy, Jack Conan, Luke McGrath and Jordi Murphy as well as a host of potential stars of the future, like Adam Byrne and Rory O’Loughlin.

"You need to have a strong squad capable of challenging on two fronts,” issued Cullen.

"We have used 51 players so far this season in the Guinness PRO12 and the Champions Cup.

“With 14 players capped during Ireland's Six Nations campaign, it is vitally important that we have that level of competition and experience across the squad at all times to try to maintain consistency in both competitions.”

 

LEINSTER CONTRACT RENEWALS.

1.     Adam Byrne, 20 Leinster Caps (LC), 11 Tries (T)

2.     Bryan Byrne, 18 LC, 3 T

3.     Ed Byrne, 7 LC, 1 T

4.     Jack Conan, 1 Ireland Cap (IC), 47 LC, 14 T

5.     Barry Daly, 9 LC, 3 T

6.     Tom Daly, 7 LC, 2 T

7.     Jamie Heaslip, 95 IC, 6 British & Irish Lions Caps, 229 LC, 38 T

8.     Mick Kearney, 18 LC, 0 T

9.     Dan Leavy, 2 IC, 34 LC, 7 T

10.   Luke McGrath, 2 IC, 71 LC, 20 T

11.   Jordi Murphy, 17 IC, 86 LC, 15 T

12.   Ian Nagle, 8 LC, 0 T

13.   Noel Reid, 1 IC, 79 LC, 12 T

14.   Richardt Strauss, 17 IC, 143 LC, 11 T

15.   Devin Toner, 47 IC, 194 LC, 3 T

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