New deal for Toner

Date published: December 23 2014

Leinster and the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) have announced that second-row forward Devin Toner has signed a new two-year contract.

The new deal will see him stay until at least June 2017.

Toner made his debut for Leinster against the Border Reivers in January 2006 and has since made 157 appearances, scoring three tries.

He made his Ireland debut in the 20-10 win over Samoa in November 2010. The 28-year-old has won 20 caps for his country and his last appearance for Ireland was in the 26-23 victory over Australia in November.

Toner won a Six Nations Championship with Ireland in 2014 and has collected three Heineken Cups, an Amlin Cup and three PRO12 league titles with Leinster.

“It is great to have signed on for another two years with Leinster,” he told Leinster Rugby.

“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.”

IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora added: “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.”