Irish prop Furlong rewarded with new contract

Tadhg Furlong’s ‘prime drawer performances’ since coming back from nearly a yr out by harm has seen the Eire and British & Irish Lions prop rewarded with a brand new three-year contract, the Irish Rugby Soccer Union introduced on Thursday.

The 29-year-old Leinster star reached the 50-cap landmark within the 60-5 rout of Japan earlier this month and in addition impressed within the wins over New Zealand (29-20) and Argentina (53-7).

“Eire and Leinster tighthead prop Tadhg Furlong has signed a brand new three yr IRFU contract as much as the tip of the 2024/25 season,” learn the IRFU assertion.

Furlong carried out so properly within the Six Nations — after being out for 11 months with calf and hamstring accidents — he was chosen for the British & Irish Lions squad for South Africa.

He began in all three Assessments within the collection — simply as he did within the 2017 tour of New Zealand — which the Lions misplaced 2-1.

“Tadhg has once more illustrated his pedigree as the most effective tightheads in world rugby,” mentioned IRFU efficiency director David Nucifora.

“His performances for Eire and the British and Irish Lions up to now yr have been prime drawer and we’re delighted that he has prolonged his contract to the tip of the 2024/25 season.”

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