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Hanging around: Sean Reidy has signed a new contract

Hanging around: Sean Reidy has signed a new contract

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Hanging around: Sean Reidy has signed a new contract

Ulster have confirmed that flanker Sean Reidy will remain with the province until at least the summer of 2022.

The Kiwi-born ace, who has represented Ireland on two occasions, has made 120 appearances for his adopted province and his current deal was due to expire at the end of this season.

In the middle of a rich vein of form that has led to him playing a key role in Ulster's qualification for the Champions Cup quarter-finals, no player has made more tackles in the Guinness PRO14 this season.

"This is my sixth season with Ulster and I'm enjoying it as much as ever," he said.

"Belfast has become my home and it's great to get signed up for another two years.

"Ulster is a fantastic squad to be a part of, and I am very much looking forward to what the future holds for both me as an individual and as part of the wider team."

Having turned a short-term contract when first arriving in 2014 into Test caps for Ireland, Reidy's determination has been hailed by coach Dan McFarland.

"Sean is a player who brings a depth of experience and skill to our squad and I am delighted that he has chosen to secure the next two years with Ulster," he said.

"As a regular in our matchday squads, Sean's ongoing contribution to Ulster on the pitch is evident. Off the pitch, Sean also brings leadership and knowledge which is invaluable for our current group of players.

"This contract extension is just reward for Sean's hard work and determination."

Belfast Telegraph