Wednesday, January 27, 2016

So, Keith Earls' future has been settled...

The IRFU have announced that Keith Earls has signed a new three-year contract with the IRFU, which will see him remain at Munster Rugby through to the end of Rugby World Cup 2019. 

IRFU Performance Director, David Nucifora, said: "We are delighted that Keith has signed a new IRFU contract which will see him remain a Munster player until the end of the 2019 season. Keith is a gifted footballer and has shown great commitment throughout his rugby career for both Munster and Ireland. The IRFU are committed to retaining players like Keith and we know that Munster and Ireland supporters will be delighted with today's news." 

Commenting on his deal, Keith Earls said: "I am delighted to have signed a new IRFU contract to allow me to continue playing my rugby in Ireland and I look forward to playing my role in bringing success to both Munster and Ireland." A graduate of the Munster Rugby Academy Earls made his senior debut for Munster against the Ospreys in April 2007 and went on to make his Ireland debut in the 55-0 win over Canada in Thomond Park in November 2008.