Louis Ludik signs contract extension with Ulster
29-year-old South African utility back will become Irish qualified next summer
Louis Ludik has signed a contract extension with Ulster. Photograph: Getty
29-year-old Ludik, who joined Ulster from French side Agen in 2014, has made 11 starts for Les Kiss’s side this season.
On the announcement of his new deal, Ludik said: “I feel very blessed to be staying here at Ulster. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far as it’s a really nice environment to be in. The people are awesome; they are welcoming and friendly and they have made us feel very much at home.
“There’s a great atmosphere in the squad and the professionalism of the whole organisation is fantastic. I’ve no doubt that the future is bright here at Ulster and it’s something I want to be involved in.
Meanwhile Ulster Operations Director, Bryn Cunningham, said the deal represented a major boost for the province: “Re-signing Louis Ludik is a fantastic outcome for Ulster Rugby as he provides so much to the province both on and off the field.
“As Louis becomes Irish-qualified in the summer of 2017, I want to thank the IRFU and David Nucifora for understanding the very clear rationale for allowing us to retain his services.”