Ulster: Dan McFarland signs new deal at United Rugby Championship side that runs until 2025

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Ulster have received a significant boost following the end of their United Rugby Championship season after head coach Dan McFarland inked a new deal.

The contract extension will keep McFarland at the province until at least 2025, which will make him the longest serving Ulster coach in the professional era.

Ulster have had an impressive season as they progressed to the semi-finals of the United Rugby Championship and the Round-of-16 in the Champions Cup.

Loves his job

And McFarland was understandably happy to sign with the province and their fans will also be delighted after watching the brand of rugby the team plays.

“I am delighted to have extended my contract with Ulster Rugby, and I would like to thank Jonny Petrie for all his support over the last four years,” he said.

“I love my job here, which is only possible because of the good people I get to work with. It is through the growth, competitiveness, and teamwork of the support team and the players that we continue to compete for championships.

“However, the fact remains our ultimate goal is to win championships. I am looking forward to driving the process of finding, guiding, and supporting the people capable of doing that for this province and its passionate supporters, who truly share in our joy and pain.

“The challenge ahead is immense but that is why it is so exciting. For me, it has the feel of unfinished business.”

Ulster Rugby CEO, Jonny Petrie, said: “I couldn’t be more pleased that Dan has chosen to extend his stay with us – I think that it’s really clear the impact that he has had on the club since joining, both on and off the pitch.

“We’ve made some impressive progress as a squad over the past couple of years, with play-off rugby against the best teams in Europe, and beyond, now a regular occurrence.

“Dan and I both see the clear potential here over the next few years and I look forward to continuing to build together on those ambitions for Ulster.”

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