Jacob Stockdale pens new deal with Ulster

Jacob Stockdale has made 37 Ulster appearances
Jacob Stockdale has made 37 Ulster appearances

Ireland international Jacob Stockdale has penned a new deal with Ulster that will keep him with the Pro 14 club until 2020.

Stockdale represented Ireland Under 20 in the 2015 and 2016 editions of World Rugby U20 Championship and was called up to Joe Schmidt's squad for Ireland's summer tour last year.

His debut for Ireland came against United States of America at Harrison and since then has gone on to play six Test appearances.

Stockdale joined Ulster in 2016 and made his debut with the senior team at the age of 19 and has amassed 17 tries from 37 appearances for the Kingspan Stadium outfit.

"As a young lad from Ulster, I've grown up watching the club and to get to pull on the white jersey is an honour for me," said Stockdale.

"I've been fortunate enough to play with some really top class players and learn from them, as well as play with guys that I have been friends with for a long time.

"Hopefully I can continue to improve at Ulster and I'm really looking forward to seeing what we can achieve as a team over the next few seasons."

Ulster are currently positioned fourth in Conference B with nine wins from 15 games.

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