ULTAN DILLANE has renewed his contract with Connacht Rugby which will see him at the club for a further two years.
There was much speculation in recent weeks that Dillane could move to home province Munster, but those rumours have been laid to rest this morning.
“Connacht Rugby has given me so many opportunities since I started in the Academy and I’m delighted to have signed on again,” said Ultan Dillane today after signing the two year contract extension.
“I am enjoying my rugby so much here and am excited about the future of this team and the province,” said Dillane.
The former Trelee RFC man made his 34th appearance for Connacht in Sunday’s bonus-point, Champions Cup win over Zebre.
Dillane graduated from the Connacht Academy in 2015 and made his international debut for Ireland in the 2016 6 Nations when he was called on as a replacement against England at Twickenham.
The 22-year-old made a further four appearances in the Ireland shirt including two test matches against the Springboks during the summer tour of South Africa.
Connacht were also boosted with Bundee Aki signing a new contract with the province.