Ireland international Keith Earls signs contract extension until end of 2023 World Cup

Keith Earls has scored 34 tries from 96 games for Ireland
Keith Earls has scored 34 tries from 96 games for Ireland
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Ireland international Keith Earls has signed a new contract with Irish Rugby and Munster until the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup to be played in France.

Earls made his Ireland debut in 2008 and since then has gone on to play in 96 Tests in which he scored 34 tries making him the second highest try scorer for his country behind Brian O’Driscoll.

The 34-year-old also featured for Ireland in three World Cups that came in 2011, 2015 and 2019 and holds the record for most tries scored for his country in the showpiece event with eight touchdowns. He was also part of the Ireland squad that clinched the Grand Slam in 2018.

“I’m really happy to extend my contract with Irish Rugby and Munster until the end of the Rugby World Cup in France,” said Earls.

"This Ireland squad haven’t shied away from stating their ambition for the World Cup and I want to continue to be a part of that journey."

A product of Munster Academy, Earls made his senior debut for the Irish province in 2007 and has made close to 200 appearances in which he scored 62 tries. He also enjoyed a a Heineken Cup in 2008 and a Celtic League title in 2011 with Munster.

“Munster’s squad is developing quality depth with lots of talent coming through the Academy and province’s clubs and schools, and the new coaching group will be looking to drive the province on again to the next level.”

 
 

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