Ireland and Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong signs new three-year deal

Tadhg Furlong has also played six Tests for the British and Irish Lions
Tadhg Furlong has also played six Tests for the British and Irish Lions
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Ireland and Leinster tighthead prop Tadhg Furlong has committed his immediate future with the Irish Rugby Football Union after signing a new three-year contract until the end of the 2024/25 season.

“November was a really positive block for the Ireland squad and it was great to have supporters back in the stadium. Ireland and Leinster have started the season well and both squads will be aiming for silverware again this season," he told in a statement released by the IRFU.

Furlong made his professional rugby debut with Leinster in 2013 and has gone on to make 116 appearances for them. He also enjoyed four PRO rugby titles along with a Heineken Cup triumph in 2018.

The 29-year-old made his Ireland debut in 2015 and has gone on to play 52 Tests including six appearances in the 2015 and 2019 World Cup campaigns. He also featured in six Tests for the British and Irish Lions that came during the 2017 and 2021 tours of New Zealand and South Africa respectively.

"Tadhg has again illustrated his pedigree as one of the best tightheads in world rugby," said IRFU performance director David Nucifora.

"His performances for Ireland and the British and Irish Lions in the past year have been top drawer and we are delighted that he has extended his contract to the end of the 2024/25 season."

 
 

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