Toulouse captain Jean Bouilhou has committed his future to the triple Heineken Cup champions, signing a four- year deal.
The flanker will stay at Ernest Wallon until at least 2013 where he has already spent ten seasons. While in the "La Ville Rose", the thirty one year-old has won two Heineken Cup titles in 2003 and 2005 and two Top 14 medals in 2001 and 2008.
The France international has played an impressive 270 club games and with 61 Heineken Cup appearances to his name is the second highest European capped player in France after Fabien Pelous.
All eyes are set on the French championship down south following Toulouse's narrow exit from the Heineken Cup last weekend and reigning champions have already qualified for the semi-finals with one league game to go.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.