Photos from career of Stephen Ferris

A young Stephen Ferris in action for Ulster in the Celtic League in May 2006
Stephen Ferris powers through a tackle in the Celtic League in 2006
Stephen Ferris on a run against the Border Reivers in 2006
Stephen Ferris with team-mate Paddy Wallace after a training session in 2007
In Magners League action against Leinster in 2008
Ferris is consoled as Ulster crash out of the 2009 Heineken Cup following defeat to Stade Francais
Stephen Ferris in action for Ireland against Wales in a 2010 Six Nations game
Chris Henry celebrating with Stephen Ferris at the end of a Heineken Cup game against Bath in 2010
John Hayes and Stephen Ferris watch Paul O'Connell lift the Six Nations trophy after Ireland beat Wales in Cardiff to clinch the Grand Slam in March 2009
Stephen Ferris scores a try for Ireland during an autumn international against Argentina in 2010
A determined Ferris touching down for a try in the Heineken Cup at Ravenhill in 2011
Ferris after a last-minute victory over Biarritz in the Heineken Cup at Ravenhill in 2011
A distraught Stephen Ferris is helped off the pitch at Ravenhill after being injured during a Pro12 fixture against Edinburgh in November 2012
After a 16-month absence, Stephen Ferris returned to action for Ulster against the Scarlets at Ravenhill in March 2014