Ulster outhalf Billy Burns signs two-year contract extension
25-year-old commits his future to Belfast until the summer of 2022
Billy Burns has signed a two-year contract extension with Ulster. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho
Burns joined Ulster from Gloucester in the summer of 2018, and has become the first choice number 10 at Ravenhill.
The 25-year-old has made 28 appearances for the province, forming a potent halfback partnership with John Cooney, and has extended his contract by two years.
On the confirmation of his new deal, Ulster boss Dan McFarland said: “It is great news that Billy has committed to Ulster. He is still a young man who is desperate to keep learning and developing both as a player and athlete.
“He has already contributed hugely on the pitch throughout last year’s campaign, and has demonstrated an excellent ability to lead a team. We’re all looking forward to Billy being a driving force in our group into the future.”
Meawhile, Burns said: “Since joining Ulster last summer, I’ve made it my home and have really enjoyed my time here. The support I’ve had has been incredible and we have a great group of players, so it was a no-brainer for me to extend my contract.
“Kingspan Stadium is a great place to play rugby and I’m really pleased that I’ve got at least another couple of years of that to look forward to.”