Wexford’s Tadhg Furlong Signs Contract Extension With IRFU

Leinster and Ireland tighthead prop Tadhg Furlong has signed a new three year IRFU contract up to the end of the 2024/25 season…

Wexford’s Tadhg Furlong is one of the best, if not the best, tighthead props in the game of rugby at the moment.

The IRFU released a statement today confirming Furlong’s contract extension.

Tadhg recently won his 50th cap for Ireland against Japan during the Autumn Nations Series where he also started the games against New Zealand and Argentina.

The Wexford native started all three Tests for the British & Irish Lions against the Springboks during the summer. He has started the last six consecutive Lions Tests across the two tours of New Zealand (2017) and South Africa (2021).

Furlong made his Ireland debut as a 22-year-old in a Rugby World Cup 2015 warm-up fixture against Wales at the Aviva Stadium. To date, he has played six Rugby World Cup fixtures across the 2015 and 2019 tournament.

To date, Tadhg has made 116 appearances for Leinster, winning a Heineken Cup in 2018 along with four PRO12/14 league titles.

David Nucifora, the IRFU Performance Director, expressed his delight:

Tadhg has again illustrated his pedigree as one of the best tightheads in world rugby. His performances for Ireland and the British & Irish Lions in the past year have been top drawer, and we are delighted that he has extended his contract to the end of the 2024/25 season,” he said.

Speaking on the contract extension, Tadhg stated:

“November was a really positive block for the Ireland squad and it was great to have supporters back in the stadium. Ireland and Leinster have started the season well and both squads will be aiming for silverware again this season.”

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