Munster skipper Peter O'Mahony has signed a two-year contract extension which will keep him at Thomond Park until the end of the 2022-23 season.
A key player for both club and country, the 31-year-old has amassed 74 international caps following his debut in 2012. He was named Munster captain the following year.
He toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions in 2017 and captained the side for the opening test against the All Blacks.
“It’s a huge privilege to sign on with the province and country I’ve grown up in and dreamed of playing for,” he said.
“It’s been something I’ve been very open about saying from day one and its very pleasing to be able to continue the journey for two more years.
“There’s a huge amount of responsibility that comes with representing both teams and I understand how much pressure there is to deliver silverware.
"However, I am incredibly enthusiastic on the position and competitiveness of both Munster and Ireland and I look forward to hopefully contributing to both, to succeed in delivering that success on the pitch.”
IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora added: “Peter has played a leadership role in Munster from an early age and is one of the senior leaders in the national squad.
“He is a competitor and passionate about playing for both Ireland and Munster.”
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