Leinster trio Hugo Keenan, Jack Conan and Scott Penny have signed new contracts with the province.

Ireland full-back Keenan's contract extension follows in the wake of his inclusion on the 15-player long list of nominees for EPCR European Player of the Year alongside Tadhg Furlong, Robbie Henshaw and Josh van der Flier.

The 24-year-old has established himself at international level, starting all five of Ireland's Six Nations games this year.

Conan, who started the win over England last month, has made nine appearances for Leinster this season, including the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final win over Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, while fellow back-row Penny has scored nine tries in 11 games in the Pro14 this season.

The province has also confirmed that out-half David Hawkshaw has signed his first senior contract.

The 21-year-old made his Leinster first-team debut against Glasgow Warriors in the Pro14 last November, before making six further senior appearances.

He had been unavailable through injury since undergoing a procedure on an ankle injury sustained against the Scottish club on 28 February.

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