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Luke Fitzgerald to remain with Leinster after signing new two-year deal

Updated: Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 18:23 | Comments

Luke Fitzgerald is hopeful of being fully fit for the start of next season
Luke Fitzgerald is hopeful of being fully fit for the start of next season

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Luke Fitzgerald has agreed a new two-year deal to remain with Leinster.

Earlier reports had indicated that a move to Munster was in the offing.

Fitzgerald, 25, has played 108 times for the province to date, scoring 26 tries. He was a key member of Leinster’s Magners League and three Heineken Cup successes.

The former Blackrock College back featured in Ireland’s recent Six Nations campaign and was selected for the 2009 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa. To date he has made 26 international appearances.

Commenting on the news of his contract extension Luke Fitzgerald said: “I’m delighted to commit my future here. It is hugely frustrating to miss the run-in to the campaign but I’m looking forward to beginning my rehab over the coming weeks and getting back in a blue shirt next season.”

Leinster coach Joe Schmidt added: “We are delighted that a player of Luke’s ability has committed his future to the province. At just 25, his best years are ahead of him and hopefully he’ll be back better than ever early next season.”

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