Kearney signs two-year deal
Leinster and Ireland full-back Rob Kearney has signed a new two-year contract, the Irish Rugby Football Union has announced.
The 24-year-old from Dublin, who is currently out with a knee injury, is now contracted to the IRFU and Leinster until the end of the 2013 season.
The news continues a good period for the IRFU after Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara, Jamie Heaslip, Jonathan Sexton and David Wallace agreed contracts in recent months.
Kearney has won 27 caps for Ireland after making his debut against Argentina in 2007.
In the 2008/09 season he was part of Ireland's Grand Slam-winning squad, won the Heineken Cup and toured with the British and Irish Lions.
Kearney said: "I am really happy to have agreed a new contract and it allows me to concentrate on returning to full fitness as soon as possible and put myself into contention for selection for Leinster and Ireland.
"I have certainly missed playing over the last number of months but my injury is coming along and hopefully I will be back soon.
"There is nothing like representing both Leinster and Ireland and a big deciding factor was our supporters and the fact I think there is a lot more to come in terms of success for both Leinster and Ireland. I am glad that I can be here to remain part of that."