Wednesday 21 August 2019

Rob Kearney agrees new one-year deal with the IRFU to stay in Ireland after the World Cup

Leinster's Rob Kearney. Photo: Sportsfile
Leinster's Rob Kearney. Photo: Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

Rob Kearney has agreed a new one-year contract to stay in Ireland after the World Cup this autumn.

Kearney's current IRFU deal expires after the tournament, with the fullback's manager Dave McHugh saying last week that the offer from the union was 'well below' what he was looking for.

However, despite offers from clubs in the Top 14 in France, Kearney has confirmed to Off The Ball on Newstalk today that he has agreed a one-year contract extension.

The 33-year-old won his fifth PRO14 title with Leinster on Saturday night as Leo Cullen's men saw off Glasgow at Celtic Park. Kearney is one of Ireland's most decorated players ever, also winning four Six Nations titles with Ireland.

Kearney has been capped 90 times for Ireland and is expected to play a key role at the World Cup in Japan.

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