Ireland second row Malcolm O'Kelly has signed a new contract with Leinster until the end of the 2008 season.
The 31-year-old O'Kelly is the most-capped player in Ireland history with 75 appearances since his 1997 debut against New Zealand.
"The next couple of seasons with both Leinster and Ireland are going to be very important," he said. "With the new coaching set-up in Leinster and the 2007 World Cup fast approaching, I think these will be very exciting times for the province and the Ireland team."
Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson added: "I am delighted. Malcolm has been a stalwart since making his Leinster debut in 1995 and is internationally recognised as one of world rugby's finest second rows.
"He has been a true leader both on and off the field and his commitment, followed by that of Brian O'Driscoll recently, is another massive boost for Leinster Rugby."