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Munster Confirm Departure Of Bill Johnston To Ulster

Munster Rugby have confirmed that out-half, Bill Johnston, is heading north to Ulster Rugby ahead of the 2019/2020 season.

The Academy product has struggled for game time in the red of Munster making just 12 Guinness PRO 14 appearances and scoring 29 points.

The Clonmel native made his debut for the province against Zebre two seasons ago when he was introduced as a replacement for Tyler Bleyendaal.

Johnston was then promoted to the Munster senior squad the following season (2017/2018) signing a two-year contract in April of last year.

He made his first start for Munster this past season against the Cheetahs back in November.

Speaking on Munster Rugby’s website following news of his departure, Johnston said:

“As a Munster man it was a huge honour to represent my province and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

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“I’m now looking forward to pushing for more game-time and challenging myself in a new environment.”

The 22-year-old will make the move north ahead of next season where he faces stiff competition for the role of starting out-half.

Billy Burns has enjoyed an impressive maiden campaign for Dan McFarland’s side whilst full-back, Michael Lowry, is a natural out-half and harbours ambitions of one day representing his province in the playmakers’ position.

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