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Signed up: new boy Bill Johnston
Signed up: new boy Bill Johnston
Jonathan Bradley

By Jonathan Bradley

Ulster's latest signing Bill Johnston says he is moving to Kingspan Stadium in order to become a better player.

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As previously reported, it was confirmed yesterday that the former Ireland under-20 international will swap Munster for Ulster this summer, joining a group of tens at the province that includes Billy Burns, Johnny McPhillips and Mike Lowry.

The 22-year-old Clonmel native has played 12 times for his native province having made his debut two seasons ago and wants to develop his game in Belfast.

"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," he said.

"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 in."

Both Ulster and Munster saw their seasons draw to a close over the weekend, McFarland's side getting thumped by Glasgow on Friday while Munster lost to Leinster the following day.

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