Ian Humphreys will return to Ulster Rugby in the summer having signed a two-year contract with the province.
The 32 year-old left Ravenhill in the summer of 2012 and moved to London Irish where he has made 38 appearances, scoring 212 points.
Humphreys played for Ulster at Under 21 level as well as representing Ireland at Under 19 and Under 21 level before moving the Premiership to join Leicester Tigers. Following three seasons at Welford Road he returned to Ravenhill in 2008 and made 110 appearances for Ulster scoring 617 points.
Speaking about his decision to return to Ravenhill, Humphreys said: “I have loved my time at London Irish but when the unexpected opportunity to come home arose, it was a very easy decision to make. My wife and I are very much family people and we enjoy being in Northern Ireland.
David Humphreys, Director of Rugby at Ulster, added:“With more than 60 appearances in the Premiership and over 100 caps for Ulster, Ian brings significant experience to our squad in the highly important position of outhalf.
“He has learned a great deal in the past two seasons working with coaches like Brian Smith and Shaun Edwards and that knowledge can only benefit the young players we have coming through.”
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