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Ulster keep Henry until 2017

22nd October 2013 14:59

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SKY_MOBILE Chris Henry - Ulster Heineken Cup

New deal: Chris Henry

Ulster back-row forward Chris Henry has put pen to paper on a new three-year deal at the Ravenhill outfit that ties him in until at least June 2017.

The 29-year-old has won eight caps for Ireland and has played 109 times for Ulster. He came through the Ulster Academy and represented Ireland at U21 level. The ex Wallace High School Pupil signed a development contract in 2006 before inking his first professional deal in 2007.

"I am delighted to have committed to Ulster for the long-term," said Henry.

"This squad is getting better and better. We have experience as well as young players coming through who are proving that they can perform at the very highest level. It is a great team to be a part of and there is no doubt that when it comes to winning silverware - we have some unfinished business to do.

"From a personal point of view, I want to win more caps for Ireland and my aim is to be part of the World Cup squad in 2015. In my opinion, being at Ulster gives me the best chance to fulfill that ambition."

Ulster's Director of Rugby, David Humphreys, added: "Chris has been a cornerstone of our success in recent years. His performance against Montpellier typified what he brings to the Ulster team, namely - commitment, intensity and ferocity at the breakdown.

"It would be hard to find anyone who is more passionate about playing for Ulster than Chris Henry and I am extremely pleased that he will be part of the squad until at least 2017."

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