Leinster full-back Rob Kearney has agreed to a contract extension with the IRFU that will see him remain in Ireland following the World Cup.
The 33-year-old wasn’t included in Leinster’s recent list of players who had signed a contract extension, leading to speculation that he was on his way to France.
However, the IRFU confirmed on Tuesday that they have agreed a contract extension with Kearney that will see the fullback continue to play his rugby in Ireland until the end of the 2019/2020 season.
Kearney, who has won 90 caps to date for his country, made his international debut against Argentina in June 2007. The most decorated player in Irish Rugby’s history Rob has played a central role in two Grand Slam campaigns (2009 & 2018) as well as two further Six Nations Championship successes (2014 & 2015).
The 33 year old has also made 210 appearances for Leinster and won his fifth PRO14 title with the province at the weekend.