Louis Ludik signs contract extension with Ulster Rugby
By Charlotte Bates
Last Updated: 19/10/16 1:48pm
Ulster back Louis Ludik has agreed a three-year contract extension with the Guinness PRO12 team, keeping him at Kingspan Stadium until 2020.
The 30-year-old joined Ulster on a two-year deal in May 2014 after a season in France with Agen and signed a one-year extension earlier this year. He had previously played for the Lions and Sharks in Super Rugby.
Ludik is currently out of action due to a fractured cheek bone suffered in the 30-25 defeat at against Connacht earlier this month and he is likely to return by the end of November.
"I'm thrilled to be extending my stay at Ulster," said the South African. "Myself and my family really enjoy Belfast and we feel very much at home here.
"Everything about Ulster Rugby is first class; the stadium, the training facilities, the players and coaches, the medical care and the supporters.
"There is a brilliant vibe amongst the squad and everyone is working hard to try to achieve success this season. Once I return to fitness, I'm looking forward to contributing to the team this season and for the following three years."
Director of rugby Les Kiss was delighted with the new deal and said: "Keeping Louis on our roster is a major boost for us. He is an outstanding guy who gives 100% to the cause and adds so much value both on and off the pitch.
"He is a great influence on the squad and he also does some great work in the local community.
"His form at the start of this season has been absolutely brilliant and I'm looking forward to seeing him deliver for us over the next few years."