• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

O'Connell latest to say 'non' to move

Paul O'Connell has resisted the opportunity of a move to France to sign a two-year central contract which will keep him at Munster until 2016.

The 34-year-old lock is now expected to complete his career at his home province, with the deal confirming his ambitions to captain Ireland at Rugby World Cup 2015.

O'Connell is the latest Ireland player to spurn a move to the French Top 14 after Sean O'Brien rejected a lucrative offer from Toulon. Jamie Heaslip, the Irish No.8, remains the Irish Rugby Football Union's chief target to tie down to a new contract as the 30-year-old has fielded offers from Toulon and Montpellier.

"Over the years I have been privileged to play in many fantastic Munster sides," said O'Connell, who has made 154 appearances for the province. "As we build for the future I am excited by the prospect of playing my part in achieving success with Munster and Ireland in the coming seasons."

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.