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Pollock Signs Full-Time Contract With Ulster

Pollock Signs Full-Time Contract With Ulster

Ulster Rugby have today announced that Ireland Under-20 captain David Pollock has signed for the province on a two year full-time contract.

David Pollock captained the Ireland U-20s to an unprecedented Grand Slam and Six Nations championship double in 2007 and has had an exceptional 18 months as he also captained both the Ireland U-19 and U-21 sides that participated in the respective IRB World Championships last season.

Pollock moved up from the Ulster Rugby Academy and signed a development contract with Ulster in October 2006 which he upgraded today to a full contract.

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Pollock has just completed the second year of a medical degree which he has now put on hold for two years to concentrate on rugby. His incredible work ethos and dedication has caught the eye of many players and coaches alike in Irish and International rugby.

Ulster coach Mark McCall said earlier today: “David is one of Ireland’s brightest young players, he has all the attributes required to be a top class back row forward and we are delighted to welcome him into the professional set-up here at Ulster.

The player himself is also delighted and said of his new deal: “I am totally thrilled at signing this contract and having the chance to be involved in professional rugby for Ulster for two years and hopefully longer. I am very excited about my future at Ulster.”


Born: Omagh, March 19, 1987
Height: 184cm
Weight: 100kg
Position: Back row
Previous club: Queen’s University Belfast
Honours: Ulster and Ireland Schools (2003/04 and 2004/05), Ireland Under-19 and Under-21 captain (2006), Ireland Under-20 captain (2007)