Sexton, Oh Mahoney, Henderson and Healy extend contract with federation
The Irish Federation is trying to renew the centralized agreements of its senators. Over the next few days, the Irish Rugby Football Union extended the contracts of 35-year-old opening midfielder Jonathan Sexton, ’89 third-row Peter O’Mahoney, 29-year-old second-row Ian Henderson and Cian Healy (33). , Last on the list. Make renewal formal.
Leinster’s Sexton and Healy have been extended for another year until the summer of 2022. Henderson and O’Malley have secured a two-year contract with Ulster and Leinster respectively, with the franchise continuing nationally until Team Irish 2023.
In early February, national team vice-captain James Ryan, much younger than the others (24 years old), was renewed for three years with the IRFU.
On the occasion of the signing of Healy, the fifth player to appear several times in the history of the Irish national team, Director of Rugby “For more than a decade, Cian Irish has been a cornerstone of Leinster Pak,” said David Nusifora, a member of the federation.
He showed incredible resistance to coming back from a bad injury and performing at a very high level. He still has a lot to do with Irish rugby.
Nusifora’s words are partly circumstantial declarations, but at the same time demonstrate the Federation’s willingness to move forward with a generational change. Soft. After the disappointing Rugby World Cup 2019, Joe Schmidt’s team is expected to undergo a major overhaul Coaching staff, But Andy Farrell and associates mainly chose continuity.
It is clear that Ireland has chosen to move forward with moderate sales without losing some of its most important leaders, especially when it is clear that a quartet of recent renewals will be difficult to attend and that France will take full effect in 2023. That’s not part of the team’s undeniable owners.
Henderson and O’Malley in particular are two players, and when all is available, they are not part of the first Irish XV.
However, in the meantime, behind these players is growing a generation of very interesting young and old Irish players, who have not yet had the opportunity, thanks to their performance for the provinces.
Ireland decided to take a different path from France, Italy and Australia. Time will tell which conversion paid the most.
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