Furlong signs a three year contract with IRFU

Tadhg Furlong has signed a three year IRFU contract to remain at Leinster up to June 2021.

The tighthead made his Ireland debut against Wales in the 2015 Guinness Summer Series before being named in the squad for RWC2015.   The Campile native featured against Romania in that tournament and went on to make his 6 Nations debut the following spring featuring off the bench against the Welsh.

In June 2016, Furlong replaced Mike Ross to help Ireland secure a famous victory over the Springbok in Cape Town and later that year would start in Chicago as Ireland recorded their first ever win over New Zealand.  He started every game of the 2017 6 Nations Championships and has gone on to win 19 caps for his country.

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Selected for the 2017 British & Irish Lions squad, Furlong was the starting tighthead for all three Test matches against New Zealand.

The 25-year-old made his debut for Leinster against Newport Gwent Dragons in November 2013 and has won 73 caps for this province scoring 4 tries.