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RugbyU: O'Driscoll to play on after IRFU deal

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Brian O'Driscoll ended speculation about his future by signing a new one-year deal to play on for Ireland and Leinster, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) revealed on Thursday.

The Ireland legend had been widely tipped to hang up his boots following the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia next month.

His previous contract with the IRFU and Leinster was due to end following that tour but has now been extended until June 2014.

"I want to thank the IRFU and Leinster for allowing me the time to think about my future and discuss my options with my family," O'Driscoll said.

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