The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
The Munster man broke a bone in his arm Down Under but has been working his way back to fitness with an eye on the upcoming autumn internationals.
And the former Ireland skipper admits that the chance to prolong his international career until the 2015 World Cup in England is a huge motivation for him.
“I’m out of contract this summer,” he said.
“I’d like to play until the next World Cup, as a minimum, providing the body is right and it feels good at the moment.
"If I had to consider my options somewhere else I certainly would. It’s a big regret of mine not having played abroad.
"I’ve lived in Limerick all my life and while I love it here, I would like to experience life abroad. I haven’t started discussing my contract yet, so we’ll see what happens.’