rob kearney irelandThe IRFU is pleased to announce that Ireland and Leinster fullback Rob Kearney has today agreed terms for a new two year contract that will see him playing rugby for his home province until the end of the 2013 season. Kearney, who is currently receiving treatment for a knee injury, joins a list of international players such as Brian O’Driscoll, Ronan O’Gara and Jamie Heaslip who have agreed new contracts in recent months.

The Louth native who has earned 27 caps to date made his debut against Argentina in 2007.

Leinster Coach Joe Schmidt said: We’re delighted that Rob has agreed a new deal with Leinster and Ireland and we look forward to welcoming him back to the fold over the coming weeks. “Rob has played an important role in the province’s recent success and I know how proud he is to represent his home province. Today’s announcement is another timely boost for Irish rugby.”