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Jared Payne signs new three-year deal with Ulster

Ulster fullback, Jared Payne, has signed a new three-year deal with the club that will see him remain at Ravenhill until at least the summer of 2016.

Payne (27) was today selected in the Barbarians squad to face England and the British and Irish Lions. He joined Ulster from the Auckland Blues two years ago.

Speaking about extending his stay at Ravenhill, Payne said: ‘I am really enjoying my rugby here at Ulster so I am pleased to be staying for another three years. We have a fantastic squad of players and we play a great brand of rugby. It has been a successful season so far and hopefully we can finish the campaign off with some silverware."

Payne's first season with Ulster was cut-short after just three matches when he snapped his Achilles tendon, but he has been outstanding for the Province in this campaign, scoring eight tries and adding considerable attacking flair to Ulster’s back line.

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