TADHG FURLONG has given Ireland and Leinster something to smile about today as the tighthead agreed a new three-year contract with the IRFU.
Furlong has initially signed a one-year extension because of Covid-19, but the IRFU have acted to tie down the Wexford man to a longer contract.
Furlong has become arguably the world's leading tighthead and has gained attention from other clubs, but the contract agreed will see Furlong play rugby to the 2024/25 campaign.
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Furlong has been one of Andy Farrell's key figures of the Irish side. His form in the Autumn Nations Series has justified the contract. Leinster will also be delighted.
He's won 52 caps for his national side since making his test debut in 2015. He's also played 116 games for Leinster since 2013, as well as being a two time Lion attendee
"November was a really positive block for the Ireland squad and it was great to have supporters back in the stadium,” Furlong said.
“Ireland and Leinster have started the season well and both squads will be aiming for silverware again this season."
IRFU performance director David Nucifora added:
“Tadhg has again illustrated his pedigree as one of the best tightheads in world rugby. 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."