Published Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Andrew Trimble's new contract means he spend a decade with Ulster. (© Presseye)
The 28-year-old has been an integral part of the side since he made his senior debut against Cardiff Blues in September 2005.
The Belfast man has made 155 appearances for Ulster and, as well as holding the record for 50 first team tries with the side, Trimble is currently on track to beat his own personal record of ten tries in one campaign.
The winger has also earned 49 caps playing for Ireland, and has scored 11 international tries.
David Humphreys, Ulster's Director of Rugby, said: "I am delighted that Andrew has signed a new national contract as he is, without doubt, a world-class finisher and a hugely important member of our squad.
"Andrew has now spent almost eight years at Ulster Rugby. This deal will take him to a decade at Ravenhill and that reflects both his remarkable consistency of performance and his unwavering commitment to his province."
Meanwhile captain Johann Muller makes a return for Ulster's PRO12 game against Edinburgh on Friday night.
Nick Williams and injury-struck Jared Payne are also expected to start at Murrayfield, after being passed fit.
Internationals Paddy Jackson and Paul Marshall will play for their province, while Iain Henderson and Luke Marshall - who were both injured while playing for Ireland - will miss the game.
Henderson's foot injury was assessed on Tuesday, while Luke Marshall's concussion sustained against Italy is being continually monitored.
Team in full:
Neil McComb, Callum Black, John Afoa, Robbie Diack, Mike McComish, Dan Tuohy, Lewis Stevenson, Johann Muller, Nick Williams, Rob Herring, Niall Annett, Ricky Lutton, Tom Court, Nigel Brady.
Ricky Andrew, Jared Payne, Michael Allen, Paul Marshall, Peter Nelson, Michael Heaney, Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding, Darren Cave, Andrew Trimble, Niall O'Connor.