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New deal: Billy Burns
New deal: Billy Burns
Jonathan Bradley

By Jonathan Bradley

Ulster fly-half Billy Burns has said the province now feels like home after penning a two-year contract extension.

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The English-born number 10 signed from Gloucester in the summer of 2018 and has become a key figure for Dan McFarland.

Having started the win over Bath close to where he grew up last week, the 25-year-old says Belfast is where his heart is.

"Since joining Ulster last summer, I've made it my home and have really enjoyed my time here," he said.

"The support I've had has been incredible and we have a great group of players, so it was a no-brainer for me to extend my contract."

Burns is the second player in a week to commit his future to Ulster after Rob Lyttle, and fans will be keen to see the likes of Marty Moore, Jordi Murphy, Will Addison and, most crucially, Jacob Stockdale sign deals too.

Summer signings Sam Carter and Jack McGrath are both set for surgery after injuries picked up at the weekend, with Carter's shoulder problem to keep him out for three months.

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