Ulster second row Dan Tuohy has agreed a two-year contract extension which will see him remain at the Irish province until June 2015.
The 27-year-old is currently with the Ireland squad ahead of the autumn internationals against South Africa, Fiji and Argentina.
Tuohy says he has 'unfinished business' with Ulster after last season's Heineken Cup final defeat to Leinster.
He joined Ulster from Exeter Chiefs in 2009 and has amassed 74 appearances.
His form for Ulster resulted in further international recognition when he won two senior caps in June 2010, scoring a try against New Zealand on his debut.
He now has five caps for Ireland, with his first start also coming against New Zealand in the outgoing summer tour in June this year.
That came at the end of an excellent 2011-12 campaign for Tuohy in which he lined out 28 times for his province.
His domestic form was rewarded with a place in the Pro12 'Dream Team' alongside fellow Ulster player Ruan Pienaar.