Schmidt pleased with D'Arcy stay
Leinster coach Joe Schmidt is delighted experienced centre Gordon D'Arcy has decided to pen a new deal with the IRU and the club.
The 32-year-old has been a loyal servant to Leinster rugby since he made his debut for the province all the way back in 1998 and has now signed a two-year extension.
D'Arcy has been a key player for Leinster this season and helped the Irish outfit book their place in the final of the Heineken Cup at the weekend with a 19-15 victory over Clermont Auvergne.
With a host of British players deciding to make big-money moves to play in the Top 14 competition in France, D'Arcy is one of a number of Irish players to buck the trend and stay with their provinces on the Emerald Isle.
Schmidt has been pleased with D'Arcy's decision to stay with Leinster who will be looking for European glory this term.
He said: "Gordon is a born-and-bred Leinster man and since his debut in 1998 he has been a highly consistent performer for Leinster.
"His competitiveness and ability have had added huge value both on and off the field. We're delighted that Gordon will be extending his long association with his home province and I am confident that he will continue to make a positive impression both on and off the field."