Ulster has announced the signing of French castle of Frank Bradshaw Ryan, who was born in Limerick.
This summer, the 26-year-old joins the northern province on a one-year deal, moving from French Pro D2, USON Nevers.
𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗱𝘀𝗵𝗮𝘄 𝗥𝘆𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗻𝗿𝗻𝗀 𝗥𝘆𝗮𝗻
This summer, the 26-year-old Irishman will join Ulsterman on a 1-year contract 💪
– Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) February 23, 2022
“Known for his line-up skills and endurance skills, the Munster sub-academy graduate and former Ireland U19 player will also bring the leadership skills he has honed over the past six years in France,” Ulster said in a statement.
The former juvenile international is happy with the transition and is happy to stay.
In action for Munster A in 2015.
Source: James Crombie / INPHO
“I am very happy to have signed a contract with Ulster,” Bradshaw Ryan said. “This is a top club based in a fantastic city. I love watching Ulster play at the moment and they play great rugby – and it’s a style of rugby that I really enjoy playing.
“I see some of Ulster’s recent signatures along with the best young players going through that they are striving to achieve great things. Having spent six seasons in France, I can’t wait to move on and start, because with the set-up and coaches that Ulster have, I feel it’s a great place for me to keep learning and improving as a player. ”
“Frank has worked hard in France over the last few years to develop his game, and offers us something different,” added head coach Dan McFarland.
“We look forward to welcoming him this summer and seeing what he can put both on and off the field for Ulster.”