Paddy Wallace and Tom Court agree new Ireland deals

Paddy Wallace and Tom Court
Paddy Wallace and Tom Court will continue to play for Ulster and Ireland

Centre Paddy Wallace and prop Tom Court have agreed new deals to continue playing for Ireland and Ulster.

Wallace has signed a one-year deal which will see him contracted to the IRFU and Ulster Rugby until June 2013.

Court has agreed a two-year term which will see him wear Ulster and Ireland colours until June 2014.

Both players were part of the Ireland squad that reached the quarter-final stage of this year's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Wallace is the longest-serving member of the Ulster squad, having made his debut against Swansea in August 2001.

He won his first senior cap when he came on a replacement against South Africa in November 2006 and was a member of the Irish squad which won the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2009.

Court joined Ulster Rugby from Australia at the start of the 2006-07 season.

He was handed his first full Irish cap in the 2009 Six Nations Championship and is now a regular member of Ireland's match day squad.

"I've had a great run here so far and Belfast is very much home now for my young family, so I'm delighted to have signed a new contract with Ulster." commented Court.

"I think we've made some real progress over the past few seasons, the Ulster team is as tight as ever and it's a brilliant boost for me to sign a new deal and ensure that I'm part of that set-up."

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