Iain Henderson has signed a contract extension with the IRFU which will see him continue to play his rugby for Ireland and Ulster until at least June 2021.
Henderson made his debut for Ulster at the age of 21 against Connacht in 2012 and has gone on to make 86 appearances for his province scoring 7 tries.
Henderson played in four games of this season’s Grand Slam Natwest 6 Nations Championship success and has amassed 38 caps for Ireland since his debut against South Africa in November 2012. He also featured prominently in the 2014 and 2015 6 Nations Championship successes.
Rob Kearney also signed an IRFU contract extension to November 2019. He started in every game of the 2009, 2014, 2015 & 2018 Championship wins and Ireland's win over New Zealand in Chicago.
Kearney made his Ireland debut against Argentina in June 2007 and has won 83 caps for the national team, scoring 13 tries and a conversion. He started every game of the successful 2014 and 2015 championship campaigns, as well as every game of the 2009 and 2018 Grand Slam seasons.
Kearney said: “I am delighted to have extended my IRFU contract and look forward to continuing to achieve with this Ireland squad.
“There have been some fantastic days for both Ireland and Leinster over the course of my career and there is huge potential for growth in both squads as we look to build and develop and challenge for honours.”