Transfer News | Ireland star signs new three-year deal

Ireland lock James Ryan has signed a three year IRFU contract to remain with Leinster up to the end of the 2022/23 season.

The second-row made his Ireland debut at 20 years of age coming off the bench against the USA in the Red Bull Arena, New Jersey in 2017.  He would score his first international try less than 60 seconds later.

Ryan has gone on to become a fixture in the Irish pack winning 24 caps including four starts in Ireland’s Grand Slam Six Nations campaign of 2018.  Later that year he played every minute of the three Test Tour of Australia.

With Leinster he has won a Heineken European Champions Cup (2018) and two Guinness PRO14 titles (2018, 2019).  He has made 37 appearances for Leinster scoring two tries.

“James is growing into a leadership role with the national team,” said IRFU high performance director David Nucifora.

“He is still a young man but he has delivered consistent high level performances for both Ireland and Leinster.”

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