New deal for Kearney

Full-back signs two-year deal

By Tony Curtis.   Last Updated: 03/03/11 4:49pm

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Kearney: New deal

Kearney: New deal

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Ireland full-back Rob Kearney has become the latest player to agree a new contract with the IRFU.

Kearney has put pen to paper on a contract that will see him remain at Leinster for the next two seasons.

The 24-year-old, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury, has been capped 27 times by Ireland.

And Kearney follows the likes of Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara and Jamie Heaslip in committing his future to Ireland.

"I am really happy to have agreed a new contract and it allows me to concentrate on returning to full fitness as soon as possible and put myself into contention for selection for Leinster and Ireland," he said.

"I have certainly missed playing over the last number of months but my injury is coming along and hopefully I will be back soon.

"There is nothing like representing both Leinster and Ireland and a big deciding factor was our supporters and the fact I think there is a lot more to come in terms of success for both Leinster and Ireland. I am glad that I can be here to remain part of that."

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