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Jamie Heaslip has signed an IRFU contract which will see him remain at Leinster until the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The talented back-row has been an ever-present force for both club and country in recent years, and admitted a couple of months back that he was considering a possible move abroad at the end of the season.
Heaslip famously turned down a big money move to Toulon back in 2014, and has once again resisted the temptation of moving abroad, signing a deal that will keep him with the pr0vince until 2019 at the very lest.
“I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to continue to represent Leinster and Ireland.” Heaslip said.
“My aim when I started my professional rugby career was to leave the jersey – either the blue of Leinster or the green of Ireland – in a better place than when I first put it on and this new contract gives me the chance to continue to chase this dream.”
IRFU Performance Director, David Nucifora, said:
“Jamie continues to illustrate why he is one of the top performers in international rugby. He is a leader for both his country and province and delivers a high level of performance every time he pulls on the green or blue jersey.”