CONFIRMED: Robbie Henshaw will join Leinster next season 5 years ago

CONFIRMED: Robbie Henshaw will join Leinster next season

Hardly a huge surprise but big news all the same.

Leinster Rugby have confirmed that Robbie Henshaw will join the province from Connacht in time for the start of next season.

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Connacht confirmed at the weekend that the Irish international centre will be leaving the province in the summer and it has been confirmed today that he will line out for Leo Cullen’s side next season.

Commenting on the move, Henshaw said: "I would like to thank Connacht Rugby, the IRFU and Leinster for allowing me time to consider my future.

“This has been a long and difficult process and while I am sorry to be leaving Connacht I look forward to the next chapter of my rugby career at Leinster.

“The support I have enjoyed from the fans in the Sportsground and throughout the province is something that I really value and I want to thank them for four great years."

Leinster Head Coach Leo Cullen added: "We are delighted to have secured Robbie's signature for the next three seasons. Robbie is a huge talent and we have all seen that over the last few weeks and months with Ireland in the RBS 6 Nations and during the World Cup.

We look forward to welcoming him into Leinster when this season is over and I am sure that our supporters would echo that view."