David Humphrey has signed a one-year extension to his Ulster contract but that he will stand down from the international game.

Humphreys’ current contract with Ulster was due to expire at the end of this season and the extension will see him continue to play at Ravenhill until June 2007.

Humphrey’s outstanding record so far in the Heineken Cup has earned the 35-year old two ERC Elite Awards, one for 50 caps and another for scoring 500 points in the premier European club rugby tournament.

The out-half who made his debut for Ulster in 1992 has been a main-stay of the Ulster side for the past eight seasons, ever since returning to Belfast from London Irish at the beginning of the 1998-99 Heineken Cup winning year, and he has amassed 72 Irish caps over 11 seasons in international rugby, making first appearance for Ireland against France back in 1996.