Cian Healy latest to sign IRFU contract extension

Cian Healy has played 107 Tests for Ireland
Cian Healy has played 107 Tests for Ireland

Ireland prop Cian Healy has signed a one-year contract extension with the Irish Rugby Football Union until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Healy made his Ireland debut in 2009 and has gone on to play 107 Tests with his latest appearance being the recently concluded Six Nations game against Italy. He was also part of the Ireland squad in the 2011, 2015 and 2019 World Cups and also enjoyed three Six Nations titles with the national side.

“My drive for success at both Leinster and Ireland is as strong as ever. I am lucky enough to currently be part to two teams with the same mentality which is special and I look forward to another season of pushing boundaries and achieving our goals," he told the official website of Irish Rugby.

I’m loving my rugby as much now as I did at the very start of my career and looking forward to having our supporters back in stadia.”

The 33-year-old's professional rugby started with Leinster in 2007 and has racked up 226 appearances for the Irish regional side winning Heineken Cup titles with them apart from six domestic titles.

“Cian has been a cornerstone of both the Irish and Leinster packs for over a decade," said IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora.

"He has shown incredible resilience to come back from serious injury and perform at the highest level. Cian has a lot to contribute to Irish Rugby and we are delighted that he has signed on for another year.”

Ireland are positioned third in the Gallagher Premiership table with a solitary win from three games.


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