Ireland and Leinster fullback Hugo Keenan signs new contract

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell

Ireland and Leinster fullback Hugo Keenan has committed his immediate future with the Irish Rugby Football Union after signing a new contract until the 2025/26 season.

Keenan, a product of Leinster Academy, made his senior debut with the province in 2016 and has gone on to make 51 appearances scoring 13 tries.

He was also part of the club that went on to win the United Rugby Championship titles in the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

“I am delighted to be part of two very competitive and ambitious environments with Ireland and Leinster," he told the club's official website.

"I am enjoying my rugby and looking to improve each week and there are so many opportunities to learn more about the game with the quality of coaches we have at provincial and national level.”

The 26-year-old's Ireland debut came in 2020 in the in the COVID postponed Guinness Six Nations Championship game against Italy. He has started in 27 out of the 29 games played for Ireland and has scored eight tries.

He won a Triple Crown with Ireland in 2022 and was part of the squad that registered a maiden away series win over the All Blacks last year.

“Hugo is the first player to come through the sevens programme to attain a central XVs contract," said IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora.

"His dedication to improvement and his drive have gotten him to this point of his career and after impressing in his first season at senior international level he has kicked on again over the past 12 months."


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