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Fardy snubs overseas club interest to remain at Leinster

By Ian Cameron
Scott Fardy (R) and Isa Nacewa (L). Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

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Wallaby forward Scott Fardy has snubbed interest from both English and Japanese clubs to sign a contract extension at Leinster Rugby.

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Fardy announced his decision to reporters this morning prior to their PRO14 clash with the Cheetahs this weekend.

“I’ve re-signed so I’ll be going again for another year,” said the 34-year-old former Brumby. “I made that decision a while ago, just things had to get sorted out. I’m really happy to be here for another year and continue to go after trophies.

With a RugbyPass Index score of 91, Fardy is rated as the third-best blindside in the world, and the second best in the PRO14.

“We’re enjoying it, my wife’s settled in well and the young fella’s growing up pretty quickly. We’re enjoying our time here in Dublin.”

“With the squad you’ve got and the leaders here and the staff as well, no one’s really selling you anything. With the senior players and junior players here, it’s easy to get caught up and enjoy your rugby.”

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The 39-cap Australian international forward arrived at Leinster in 2017 after finishing his sixth season with the Brumbies in Super Rugby where he made 82 appearances for the Canberra-based side, making 75 starts and scoring nine tries.

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