Heineken Cup winning half back Jean-Baptise Elissalde has signed a three-year contract extension with Toulouse
The man who helped his side to a third Heineken Cup success in 2005 has agreed terms that will keep him in the south of France until 2012.
In the 2005 final, Elissalde scored three penalties in the 18-12 extra time victory over Stade Francais Paris. His place in Toulouse folklore was confirmed and the mercurial talent will continue to be a fixture as the Stade Ernest Wallon for seasons to come.
Elissalde is playing his tenth season of European rugby, and seventh with Toulouse after competing in the European Challenge Cup with La Rochelle between 1997 and 2002.
As a goal-kicking scrum half, he has racked up the points, scoring 473 points during his European career, 386 coming during his time with Toulouse.
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.