Ireland prop Tadhg Furlong says he is happy with his new contract, despite being offered a longer-term by the IRFU.
The 28-year-old Leinster front row signed a one-year deal with the province and country this week.
Wexford native Furlong was asked if penning such a short-term deal is a risk.
“The one year deal probably suited me best, for a number of reasons really, what I would say is that I’m very happy where I am playing rugby, I’m very happy in Leinster, very happy in Ireland, I’m well looked after in terms of not only game management but like relationships with physios, coaches, how we want to play,” said Furlong.
He also says he has a “deep belief” that Ireland is making progress under Andy Farrell.
The Leinster prop feels there are signs of improvement in this year’s Six Nations.
Furlong added that he believes Leinster is well set to compete for both the Guinness PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup next season.