Robbie Henshaw has signed a new IRFU contract which will run up to June 2022.
The Athlone man has earned 37 caps for Ireland and made four appearances for the Lions.
The 25 year old missed last week’s Six Nations win over Scotland due to injury. It is hoped Henshaw will have recovered from a dead leg before Sunday’s match against Italy in Rome.
Henshaw has played for Buccaneers and Connacht and made his international debut against the USA in the summer of 2013.
The centre played in the opening two games of the 2018 Grand Slam success before injury curtailed his involvement.
Henshaw has won a Guinness PRO12 title with Connacht in 2016 and since his move to Leinster he has won a European Champions Cup and Guinness PRO14 title.
David Nucifora, IRFU Performance Director, commented, “Robbie has established himself as a leader within this Ireland squad and has delivered consistent world class performances which have helped to drive the sustained success enjoyed by the national team.”
Robbie Henshaw, said “I am delighted to have signed a new three year contract with the IRFU. I am eager to play a role in driving further success at both international and provincial level.”