Ulster centre Luke Marshall has signed a new three-year deal with the club that will see him remain at Ravenhill until at least the summer of 2016.

Marshall, 22, was recently named the RaboDirect PRO12 Young Player of the Year.

Having only started five league games before this campaign, he has played 16 times in all competitions this season, establishing himself as one of the most important members of the Ulster squad.

Marshall said: "I am delighted to staying with Ulster. I have really enjoyed my rugby this season and I am looking forward to August already and to getting back out onto the pitch. We have a fantastic squad here at the club and I am pleased that I will be part of it for the next three years."