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Toner to remain with Leinster until 2020 after agreeing deal

By Cian Tracey

Published 02/12/2016

New contract: Devin Toner
New contract: Devin Toner

Devin Toner has agreed a contract extension with the IRFU that will see him remain with Leinster until at least June 2020, with Jamie Heaslip expected to do the same soon.

"There is a huge amount of talent coming through at Leinster and it is a really exciting time to be involved with the province," Toner said.

"There is a real opportunity to be successful at both provincial and national level over the coming years and I look forward to playing a part in helping to achieve that success."

Elsewhere, Munster - who take on Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun tonight - are understood to be interested in signing Leinster's highly rated loosehead prop Andrew Porter.

Last month's meeting between the two sides - coming so soon after the death of Anthony Foley - will still be fresh in everyone's minds, and Niall Scannell has warned that Munster are likely to face a backlash in Glasgow tonight.

"Scotstoun, in general, is just a very hard place to go and I think every opposition team knows that," the 24-year old hooker said.

"It was a very emotional occasion last time out and fair play to Glasgow that day, they played their part and were very respectful of what we were going through.

"It was a very tough and physical game and we were just delighted to come out the right side of that against a very tough Glasgow team. But that was just one game, and to do that three more times is no easy feat.

"We've been through a few difficult things this year and I suppose it's brought us closer together."

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