New deal for Ireland and Leinster centre Garry Ringrose

Date published: December 8 2021 - Planet Rugby

Ireland and Leinster centre Garry Ringrose has put pen to paper on a new three-year contract extension with the Irish Rugby Football Union.

Ringrose, who started all three of Ireland’s Autumn Nations Series games this year, having missed the summer Tests through injury, made his Test bow in 2016.

Since that debut against Canada, the classy midfield back has represented his country on 37 occasions, scoring 10 tries, and has become a stalwart in the line-up.

A Grand Slam winner in 2018, the elusive centre also starred on that year’s tour of Australia and started four or Ireland’s Rugby World Cup fixtures in Japan in 2019.

Serial winner

Ringrose has played 90 times for Leinster, scoring 28 tries, and has won a Champions Cup (2018) and four PRO rugby titles (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) for the club.

IRFU High Performance Director, David Nucifora commented: “Garry has had a tough road with injuries since the World Cup in Japan but he is a top international player who delivers big performances for Ireland and Leinster. He will be an influential figure at both national and provincial level over the coming years.”

Ringrose, who is preparing to face Bath in the Champions Cup this weekend, added: “I’m delighted to sign for another three years. It is an exciting time to be involved with Leinster and Ireland. Both squads have ambition to be competing for silverware every year and I’m motivated to do whatever I can to contribute.”