Devin Toner signs a three-year deal with the IRFU and Leinster

Toner has made over a combined 200 appearances at provincial and international level

BY Newstalk 11:15 Thursday 1 December 2016, 11:15 1 Dec 2016

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The IRFU and Leinster have announced that Devin Toner has signed a three-year contract with the IRFU which will see him remain at Leinster until at least June 2020.

Toner made his senior debut for Leinster against the Border Reivers in January 2006 and has since made 187 appearances for Leinster scoring three tries.

He made his Ireland debut in the 20-10 win over Samoa in November 2010 and has won 42 caps for his country including the recent trio of victories over southern hemisphere opposition – South Africa (Cape Town), New Zealand (Chicago) and Australia (Aviva Stadium).  He last lined out for Ireland against Australia in the final game of the 2016 Autumn Series.  

He was part of the 6 Nations Championship sides of 2014 and 2015 and has collected three Heineken Cups, an Amlin Challenge Cup and three Pro12 league titles with Leinster. 

IRFU Performance Director, David Nucifora, said; "Devin is a top class international second row and has grown into a leader for both Ireland and Leinster.  His performances for Ireland over the past number of seasons have been outstanding and he continues to show growth and an appetite to develop his game.”

Commenting on the new contract Devin Toner said; "I am delighted to have re-signed with the IRFU and Leinster.  There is a huge amount of talent coming through at Leinster and it is a really exciting time to be involved with the province. 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.”

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