Andrew Trimble is the latest player to sign a new IRFU deal as he penned a two-year contract with Ulster.
Trimble has been a stalwart with Ulster, signing in 2005 with 188 appearances and 64 tries under his belt and he will now stay at Ravenhill until June, 2017.
"I am delighted to have signed with Ulster for a further two years. I hope to be back playing soon and will be aiming to put myself in the frame for selection for Ulster and Ireland over the coming months," said Trimble.
"2015 will be an exciting year at both provincial and national level and I hope to play a role in the coming years in the continuing success of Irish rugby.”
Ulster Manager, Bryn Cunningham, added: "Andrew is a crowd favourite at the Kingspan Stadium and a proven international performer, having won a multitude of awards last season.
"It is a huge boost to Ulster Rugby that Andrew has committed to the province for a further two years. He is an important leader within our squad and we look forward to him returning to action in the coming months.”