Ireland and Munster scrum-half Conor Murray has signed an IRFU contract extension which will see him stay with the province until June 2022.
The British and Irish Lions star has ended speculation over his future by agreeing a new central contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union.
He has yet to feature so far this season, however, owing to a neck injury and last played during the final Test of a 2-1 series victory in Australia back in June.
According to the IRFU - who don't comment on the specifics of contracts - the deal was signed in September, thus heading off any potential interest from overseas in the two-time Lions tourist.
Having made his Test debut in August 2011 against France, Murray has picked up 67 caps for his country and won three Six Nations titles (2014, 2015 & 2018), a Grand Slam (2018) and Triple Crown (2018).
Conor Murray said: "I am delighted to have signed on with the IRFU until at least 2022".
The 29-year-old Limerick native has played the entirety of his club career at home province Munster since making his debut in 2010, and has established himself as a pivotal performer in Joe Schmidt's Ireland side over the same period. "I love playing here and look forward to making more life long memories in the next few years".
Murray has represented Ireland at two Rugby World Cups, playing in both the 2011 and 2015 tournaments.
IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora commented: "Conor is a genuinely world class player and he has illustrated this through the consistent quality of the performances he delivers for both Ireland and Munster".
"He has played a central role in driving the success that has been achieved at national level and we are delighted that he will continue to play his rugby in Ireland for at least the next three seasons".