Dan McFarland extends contract with Ulster

Ulster Rugby head coach Dan McFarland has signed a new two-year contract extension with the province.

Thursday, 7th January 2021, 2:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th January 2021, 2:22 pm
Ulster Rugby Head Coach, Dan McFarland

McFarland, who is currently preparing for Ulster's crucial Pro14 meeting against Leinster on Friday, said he was looking forward to continuing "to help drive on our improvement" at the Kingspan.

“I’m delighted to be signing again with Ulster," he said.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two and a half years working and learning with some really good people, and I’m looking forward to continuing to help drive on our improvement as a group and as individuals.

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“As a group, we are extremely ambitious in our aim to be consistently competing for championships.

"With exciting young talent continuing to emerge out of our Academy system, joining forces with the proven talent within our squad - many of whom have been recently recognised at international level - I look forward to what the weeks and months ahead hold as we take on our next challenges in the domestic league and in Europe this season.”

Since joining the club in August 2018, Ulster has regularly competed at the knock-out stages of both the Guinness PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup, including at the most recent Guinness PRO14 final – a first for the province in seven years.

Ulster Rugby CEO, Jonny Petrie, is delighted McFarland is staying on to "build on the fantastic work that he has done" so far.

“I’m extremely pleased to see Dan extend his commitment to Ulster Rugby, giving us the opportunity to continue to build on the fantastic work that he has done in his time here so far," he said.

“It is plain to see, both on and off the field of play, the ethos that he has instilled in the group, and that is being borne out both in our performances and our results – a team of which the people of Ulster can be rightly and fiercely proud.

“I’m looking forward to working with Dan in the coming years, to see where we can take this. It’s an exciting prospect.”

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