Munster and Eire winger Keith Earls has signed a contract extension up till the tip of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

Earls has performed 96 instances for his nation, together with his present haul 34 tries making him Eire’s second most prolific attempt scorer of all-time behind Brian O’Driscoll.

Sadly, damage dominated him out of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations however he featured in all three of Eire’s Autumn Nations Collection fixtures in 2021, and his thirty fourth attempt for Eire got here in opposition to England within the last sport of final yr’s Championship.

The Limerick artificial his international debut in opposition to Canada in November 2008 and began each sport of Eire’s 2018 Grand Slam-winning run.

He has performed at three Rugby World Cups (2011, 2015 and 2019) and is Eire’s main all-time attempt scorer within the world event with eight. He toured South Africa with the British & Irish Lions in 2009.

The 34-year-old, who made his Munster debut in opposition to the Ospreys in 2007, is the province’s second highest attempt scorer with 62 tries in 192 look. He received a Heineken Cup in 2008 and a Celtic League title in 2011.

“I’m actually pleased to increase my contract with Irish Rugby and Munster till the tip of the Rugby World Cup in France,” mentioned Earls.

This Eire squad haven’t shied away from stating their ambition for the World Cup and I wish to proceed to be part of that journey.

“Munster’s squad is growing high quality depth with plenty of expertise coming by way of the Academy and province’s golf equipment and faculties, and the brand new teaching group shall be trying to drive the province on once more to the subsequent degree.”

IRFU Efficiency Director David Nucifora commented: “Keith is an integral a part of the management group within the nationwide set-up and his expertise and sport understanding continues to supply high quality performances.

“He’s additionally enjoying a robust position in guiding much less skilled gamers and growing their understanding of what it takes to compete on the international degree.”


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