Heaslip pondering Leinster exit

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Ireland number eight Jamie Heaslip is pondering leaving his homeland when his Leinster contract expires at the end of the season.

The World Player of the Year award nominee was strongly linked with a move to Top 14 heavyweights Toulon before deciding to sign a new deal with Pro12 club Leinster in 2014.

Heaslip is again weighing up his options at home and abroad as he prepares to turn 33 next week.

"I'm giving myself thoughts to everywhere, to be honest," the British and Irish Lion told BT Sport.

"A player has to assess his options and my agent is out there assessing the options for me and we will lay it all out on the table and make a decision at some stage."

Asked whether a switch overseas could tempt him, the former Leinster captain added: "There might be. I've travelled a lot in my life. I'm an army brat and we lived abroad plenty.

"If that's the call I have to make then that's the call I have to make. We're a long, long way from making any sort of decision."