Ex-Ireland U20 who masterminded historic win over NZ jumps provincial ships
Ulster Rugby have confirmed that outhalf Bill Johnston will move to the Province this summer from Munster.
Johnston was a key member of the Ireland side that reached the 2016 U20 World Championship Final, scoring 11 points in the comeback victory over Wales and another 10 in the historic win over New Zealand.
The 22-year-old playmaker was given his Munster debut in March 2017 and has made 12 senior appearances, scoring 29 points.
Johnston said he’s looking forward to linking up with his new colleagues:
“I’m an ambitious player and this is a great opportunity for me to test myself in an exciting new environment and develop my game under Dan [McFarland] and the other coaches.
“Ulster has a talented young squad that is hungry for success and it’s an organisation that’s clearly moving in the right direction. That’s something I really want to be part of and I can’t wait to make the move to Belfast and get stuck into pre-season training.”
McFarland commented: “Bill is a very exciting young prospect who, for a number of reasons, has had limited playing opportunities over the past couple of years. He obviously feels now is the right time for a new challenge in his career and he will bring enthusiasm and unquestionable talent to our squad. We’re confident that he’ll be a really good addition.”
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Why do we have referees on the pitch .we have cameras and the internet , surely every move a player makes is recorded let's just let them play the game and then judge them afterwards and decide who won who did what and with what intent ,and then vote on it . Rugby is turning into American football,an hour game that takes 4 hours too play , at what point will we start stopping rugby too insert adverts ,a game should flow there should be long passages of flowing play not whistles every 2 minuets because somebody doesn't like how the game is going and wants the ref took check if a player looked at somebody in a funny way , the fourth official should be for tries and if somebody is actually injured anything else is just a team looking for an advantage .Go to comments
That would be one helluva team. Glad the Boks won’t be facing them any time soon. Australia??? Watch out Eddie!!!Go to comments