The Irish Football Rugby Union has confirmed that Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale has signed a three-year central contract.
The 23-year-old made his Ireland debut in 2017 during the summer series against the United States of America and has gone on to play 26 Tests for the national side in which he scored 16 tries.
He also featured in four games during the recently concluded World Cup in Japan and enjoyed Grand Slam success with the side during the 2018 Six Nations. He was also part of the Ireland Under 20 squad that went on to reach the 2016 U20 World Rugby Championship.
“I am delighted to have signed an IRFU contract. I am involved with two ambitious squads and I know I will continue to develop as a player in both environments," he told the official website of IRFU.
“Things have been going really well at Ulster and there are exciting things happening in the Ireland set-up and the IRFU High Performance Centre is world class. I look forward to performing on the field for both Ulster and Ireland.”
Stockdale made his professional rugby debut with Ulster in 2016 and has been an integral part of the Pro 14 side since then.
“Jacob has continued to grow as a player after bursting onto the scheme in his debut Six nations season," said IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora.
“He has performed at a consistently high level for both Ireland and Ulster and has huge potential to develop further on the international stage.”