Leinster have had a busy few days in terms of signing and negotiations, and they added to that on Wednesday with the confirmation that Cian Healy had put pen to paper on a new deal with the province.
The front row has won three European Cups, a Challenge Cup and two Pro12 league titles with Leinster, in an incredibly successful period for the team since making his debut back in 2007.
His career with Ireland has also featured a number of trophies, as he has claimed two RBS 6 Nations Championship titles as well as formed part of the British and Irish Lions squad in 2013.
Speaking about the deal, IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora said "Cian is one of the most explosive athletes in world rugby and has proven for both Ireland and Leinster his ability to compete at the highest levels of the game. We are delighted that Cian has committed to playing in Ireland up until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan".
Healy himself stated that, after a difficult period dealing with injuries, that "I feel that I am coming back to full fitness now and would like to thank the medical and S&C teams for their ongoing support. There are a lot of exciting young talented players coming through at Leinster and Ireland and I am looking forward to competing for silverware over the next few season".