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Ireland flanker Peter O'Mahony signs new central deal which keeps him at Munster

Ireland flanker Peter O'Mahony has signed a new three-year central contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union which will keep him at Munster until 2021.

The 28-year-old British and Irish Lions back-row forward made his senior debut for Munster in January 2010 and for Ireland in the 42-10 Six Nations win over Italy two years later.

O'Mahony has captained Munster since 2013 and led the Lions against New Zealand in the first Test last summer.

He said: "I am absolutely delighted to commit my future to Munster and Ireland for the next three years. I'm very proud of where I am from and I am really excited about what we are building down in Munster right now."

Munster chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald said: "We are delighted that Peter has signed this IRFU contract that will see him remain with us until 2021.

"I know the squad and supporters will all be pleased to see our captain, a proud Munster man, commit his future to the province and Irish Rugby.

"It is always a huge boost when we can retain our home-grown talent and I know all parties have worked very hard in retaining Peter's services."

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