Tadhg Furlong Set To Sign Bumper New Contract
That’s another one sorted.
Lions and Ireland tighthead prop Tadhg Furlong is set to sign a new bumper contract with the IRFU and Leinster according to a report by SportsJoe this morning. His new deal is set to be worth in the region of €400-450k.
It’s an astronomical rise on his current provincial deal which he signed back in 2014, which probably isn’t even worth a quarter of than, and shows just how far the Wexford native has come in the last 12 months.
Arguably the best tighthead in world rugby right now, Furlong no doubt wasn’t short of potential suitors. The news comes in the wake of Garry Ringrose also reportedly signing a new deal, albeit a provincial one.
Furlong will be Leinster’s ninth player on a central deal with Cian Healy, Jack McGrath, Devin Toner, Seán O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip, Johnny Sexton, Robbie Henshaw and Rob Kearney all signed with the IRFU, although Kearney is likely to lose his in the summer.
Focus now must shift to ensuring both CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony sign new deals to remain with Munster and Ireland.