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Published: 15:07 | 9/1/19

Dillane commits to Connacht


Ultan Dillane has become the latest player to commit his future to Connacht.

The Ireland international has agreed a two-year extension which will tie him to the Sportsground until the end of the 2020-21 season.

Having joined the Ulster Academy in 2012, Dillane made his senior debut for the Westeners in December 2014, the first of his 73 appearances for the province, and he was a member of the squad that won the PRO12 Championship in 2016.

At international level, the lock won his first cap against England in 2016 and he is excited at what the future holds for the province.

“I am delighted to be extending my contract and committing to Connacht for a further two seasons," he said. "I am proud of the fact that I have come through the academy system in the province and gone on to play for Connacht and Ireland at senior level.

"There is huge confidence and ambition in the Connacht squad and throughout the organisation and I am really excited about what we can achieve over the next few years.”

Welcoming the news, Connacht head coach Andy Friend added: “We are delighted to announce that Ultan Dillane has signed a two year contract extension. Ultan has played the game at the highest level and brings a wealth of experience to our side. He will continue to be a central figure as we target further success in the seasons ahead.”

News of Dillane’s contract comes just 24 hours after Jack Carty sign a new two-year deal with the province.

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