Ulster full back Louis Ludik is hoping to gain valuable experience by helping Queen’s with their strength and conditioning for the new season.
The South African turns 30 in October and is entering the final year of his contract with Ulster and is teaming up with the students with a view of enhancing his career prospects when he eventually hangs up his boots.
“I’m busy doing my degree, I have done a course in South Africa and have got my certificate in personal training and I really enjoyed it,” he said.
“I wanted to explore that direction a bit more. Fortunately with the system that IRUPA has in place I could study through college and I’m really enjoying it.
“IRUPA introduced me to Queen’s and the programme is to give me more experience about this type of thing, especially after rugby,” added Ludik.
“As we know unfortunately rugby doesn’t last forever and you have to think about things, so I’m very excited.”