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Devin Toner commits himself to Leinster until 2017

By Staff Reporter

Leinster forward Devin Toner has signed a two-year contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union which will see him remain at Leinster until at least June 2017.

The 28-year-old made his Test debut against Samoa in 2010.

IRFU performance director David Nucifora said: "Devin has developed into an international level second-row over the last few seasons.

"He has performed consistently at a high level for both Ireland and Leinster, and is illustrating strong leadership skills in both the provincial and national environments."

Toner added: "It is great to have signed on for another two years with Leinster.

"I have been with the province for almost a decade and during that time the club have invested a lot in my development and have given me the platform to reach my potential and achieve success at both provincial and national level."

The Ospreys, meanwhile, have announced a new three-year contract for their Wales international flanker Justin Tipuric.

The 25-year-old had been the subject of speculation linking him with big-money moves to English and French clubs, but his new deal will now keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2018.

"I am just incredibly happy to have sorted this out so that I can focus solely on my rugby," he said. "We are working hard here to build for the long term."

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