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Ireland international Rob Kearney has admitted he has thought about this weekend’s Champions Cup final clash with Saracens being his last ever European game for Leinster.
Kearney’s current contract expires after the Rugby World Cup in Japan, with the 33-year-old so far failing to agree on a new deal with Leinster and the IRFU.
Teammate Sean O’Brien is set to join London Irish after the World Cup, and he hinted over the Easter that Kearney might be set to follow him out the door to take up a contract in France.
“Of course it is. It’s only natural that it’s there at the back of your head.” Kearney told Virgin Media’s Sinead Kissane when asked if he thought about this weekend being his last European game for Leinster
“But what an opportunity if it is my last European game with Leinster, it’s in the final.”
“You try not to think too much about it. ”
When asked if he had any thoughts about retiring at the end of the season, Kearney made it clear he wants to keep playing.
“No it’s not my intention [to retire].” he added
#WATCH Rob Kearney says it’s in the back of his mind that Saturday’s #ChampionsCup final could be his last European game for Leinster. But it’s not his intention to retire@SineadKissane #VMNews reports: pic.twitter.com/MKQwo7XNSW
— Virgin Media News (@VirginMediaNews) May 9, 2019