Jamie Heaslip has followed in the footsteps of his Leinster and Ireland team-mate Sean O'Brien and penned a new long-term deal with the three-time Heineken Cup winners, whilst Munster duo Keith Earls and Paul O'Connell also signed deals in recent weeks.
It's been a good period for the IRFU.
The Irish No8 had been linked with a move to Top 14 rugby, with Toulon widely reported to be chasing his signature - the reigning European champions will boast Leigh Halfpenny in their ranks next season after the full-back confirmed his departure on Thursday.
However, Heaslip, who has won 60 Ireland caps and toured with the British and Irish Lions in South Africa
and Australia, has rejected Toulon's overtures and decided to remain with Leinster, signing a contract that will run until 2017.
"Leinster is where I wanted to continue playing and I am happy that the process is now at end," said Heaslip.
"I am looking forward to playing my role in driving success for both Leinster and Ireland."
It will come as a major boost for Joe Schmidt and Ireland ahead of the Six Nations, with Heaslip's team-mate O'Brien set to miss the competition through injury, along with Tommy Bowe.
So, whilst the IRFU appear to be doing something right in securing the long-term future of key members of their squad, the WRU are left to reflect on another of their stars whose moved to France.