Wednesday 22 November 2017

Blow for Ulster as young bright young prospect leaves for Edinburgh

Ulster's Rory Scholes
Ulster's Rory Scholes

Ulster have announced that talented winger Rory Scholes will leave the province for Edinburgh at the end of the season.

Scholes, also a graduate of Ulster's Academy structure, has played 22 times for the Province, scoring five tries.

"It was obviously a tough decision for Rory and it's disappointing to lose a player of his quality," said Director of Rugby Les Kiss.

"Our Academy has done a great job in producing local young talent that has gone on to perform well at PRO12 and Champions Cup level. Rory's departure will give more opportunities to our current crop of young players such as Jacob Stockdale, Jack Owens and Robert Lyttle.

"We wish Rory well on his move to Edinburgh."

There was some good news for Ulster however with ne2ws that Luke Marshall has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Kingspan Stadium until the summer of 2018.

"It is always a privilege for me to play for my home Province so I'm delighted to be staying on for another couple of seasons," said Marshall. "We have a strong squad that is only getting better, and with the coaching team that we have in place, I believe we are well-positioned to challenge for silverware in the near future. We have come close to winning something over the past few seasons so there is definitely some unfinished business."

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