Ireland lock Iain Henderson has committed his immediate future with Irish Rugby Football Union and Ulster at least until the end of 2023.
“It has been a great honour to captain both Ulster and Ireland in recent times," said Henderson to the official website of Irish Rugby.
"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.”
The 29-year-old has been with Ulster since his professional rugby debut in the 2012/13 season and has played 116 times for the Irish province. He also went on to captain the club replacing Rory Best in 2019.
A former member of Ireland Under 20 side, Henderson made his Test debut for Ireland during the November series in 2012 and has played 60 international games that includes nine appearances in the 2015 and 2019 World Cups combined.
“Over the past few seasons Iain has really developed into a leader within both the Ireland and Ulster squads," said IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora.
"He is part of the national leadership group, captaining Ireland recently for the first time and we are delighted to have ensured that he continues his career in Ireland.”