Ulster and Ireland lock Iain Henderson has signed a two-year extension to his IRFU contract, keeping him at Ulster until 2023.
Iain, who captained Ireland for the first time against France in this year’s Guinness Six Nations, made his international debut against South Africa in November 2012. He has won 60 caps to date for his country.
A Lions tourist in 2017, he succeeded Rory Best as Ulster captain in 2019. The 29-year-old Craigavon-born forward has represented Ulster on 116 occasions.
IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora commented:
Over the past few seasons Iain has really developed into a leader within both the Ireland and Ulster squads.
“He is part of the national leadership group, captaining Ireland recently for the first time. We are delighted to have ensured that he continues his career in Ireland.”
It has been a great honour to captain both Ulster and Ireland in recent times. Irish Rugby is in a good place despite the disruption the sport has experienced during the pandemic.
“As professionals we have been in a privileged position to be able to continue playing, and I know we all hope to see supporters back in the Aviva and Kingspan in the near future.”