Rob Baloucoune signs three-year contract extension with Ulster

Ulster are at second place in the United Rugby Championship table
Ulster are at second place in the United Rugby Championship table

Ireland international Rob Baloucoune has committed his long-term future with Ulster Rugby after signing a new three-year contract.

Baloucoune made his debut with Ulster in 2018 before was awarded a development contract in the 2019/20 season and was upgraded a senior contract in the following year.

The 24-year-old has already crossed the whitewash nine times in this season's United Rugby Championship and European Champions Cup campaigns, with three added to the tally in a Star of the Match performance in Saturday's game against Toulouse.

Having made his Ireland debut last year, Baloucoune has won two caps for his country and was part of their Six Nations squad earlier in the year.

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland is delighted with Baloucoune extending his stay with the club.

“Rob is an exceptional talent, and it’s fantastic that a player of his calibre has committed their future to our province.

“Not only does he possess devastating pace, with the ability to score tries from anywhere, but he is also a superb defender, as he showcased against Toulouse.

“I’m looking forward to what Rob will deliver in the Ulster jersey over the coming seasons.”

Ulster are positioned second in the United Rugby Championship table with 10 wins from 15 games. They will also be facing Toulouse in the round-of-16 2nd leg of the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday having beaten the French side 26-20 in the opening leg.