5 Dec, 14:49
The Ireland Under-19 squad to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday week (December 14) has been announced.
Colm McKenna, Head of Group Marketing for the Bank in Northern Ireland, said: "This is the third successive three-year contract between the Bank and Ulster Rugby and will take us through to the end of the 2006 season.
"The fact that our relationship has endured since 1997 is a tribute to the quality and tenacity of successive Ulster XVs who have demonstrated time and time again their ability to play extremely exciting rugby."
The sponsorship deal signed at Ravenhill yesterday (Wednesday) involves payments amounting to a significant six-figure sum, a small part of which is performance related. The Bank has a further option to renew at the end of the three seasons.