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Ulster young gun Izuchukwu signs new contract

The Tullamore 21-year-old is staying put until 2023, with Brad Roberts also penning an extension.

Cormac Izuchukwu (file pic).
Cormac Izuchukwu (file pic).
Image: Craig Watson/INPHO

ULSTER HAVE ANNOUNCED that Cormac Izuchukwu and Brad Roberts have signed new deals.

21-year-old Academy second row Izuchukwu penned an upgraded contract to stay at the northern province until 2023.

The Tullamore man has impressed since making a recent breakthrough to senior rugby, having come through the Ireland Sevens programme.

His impressive progress, however, was halted when he sustained a knee injury in the Challenge Cup clash against Harlequins earlier this month.

With serious potential in his locker, Izuchukwu will now look to overcome this setback, boosted by a contract extension.

“Ulster is where I have learned all of my XVs rugby,” he said, “so I am looking forward to reflecting the ethos and skillset that I’ve gained through my time with the province so far on the pitch in the years ahead.”

Roberts, meanwhile, has signed a new contract to stay at Kingspan Stadium until 2022.

The Rainey man made his Ulster debut in November 2020, and has been a fan favourite and welcome addition to the hooker ranks since, producing some big carries and turnovers.

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