With the news released today that Angus Curtis and Tom O’Toole have been granted a development contract we thought it would be an opportune time to have a look at the players in the Ulster Academy. 

Curtis and O’Toole will remain in the Academy for this season before graduating onto a Playing Contract.

Players who have graduated from the academy this season are backrow Greg Jones, hooker Adam McBurney and scrum half Jonny Stewart who are now on Playing Contracts in the Senior Squad. 

The current Academy Squad are shown below by order of year in the Academy.


Matthew Agnew

YEAR 1
Position: Back Row
DOB: 20/11/1998
Height: 180cm
Weight: 95kg
Club: Malone
Ireland U20: 9 Caps


Azur Allison

YEAR 1
Position: Back Row
DOB: 19/04/1999
Height: 192cm
Weight: 99kg
Club: Ballymena


Bruce Houston

YEAR 1
Position: Fly Half
DOB: 26/08/1999
Height: 192cm
Weight: 92kg
Club: Ballymena


Iwan Hughes

YEAR 1
Position: Back Three
DOB: 06/04/1999
Height: 173cm
Weight: 77kg
Club: Ballynahinch


David McCann

YEAR 1
Position: Back Row
DOB: 13/06/2000
Height: 190cm
Weight: 94kg
Club: Banbridge


Stewart Moore

YEAR 1
Position: Centre
DOB: 08/08/1999
Height: 183cm
Weight: 91kg
Club: Malone


Robert Baloucoune

YEAR 2
Position: Back Three
DOB: 19/08/1997
Height: 193cm
Weight: 89kg
Club: Ballymena
Ireland 7S: 0 Caps


Graham Curtis

YEAR 2
Position: Scrum Half
DOB: 12/09/1999
Height: 174cm
Weight: 85kg
Club: Malone


Matthew Dalton

YEAR 2
Position: 2nd Row / Flanker
DOB: 16/11/1998
Height: 197cm
Weight: 112kg
Club: Malone
Ireland U20: 6 Caps


Joe Dunleavy

YEAR 2
Position: Flanker
DOB: 22/12/1998
Height: 190cm
Weight: 101kg
Club: Malone
Ireland U20: 6 Caps


James Hume

YEAR 2
Position: Centre
DOB: 07/09/1998
Height: 184cm
Weight: 95kg
Club: Banbridge
Ireland U20: 6 Caps


Michael Lowry

YEAR 2
Position: Fly Half
DOB: 20/08/1998
Height: 170cm
Weight: 81kg
Club: Banbridge
Ireland U20: 1 Cap


Eric O’Sullivan

YEAR 2
Position: Prop
DOB: 30/11/1995
Height: 186cm
Weight: 115kg
Club: Banbridge


Tom O’Toole

YEAR 2 
Position: Prop
DOB: 23/09/1998
Height: 185cm
Weight: 116kg
Club: Ballynahinch
Ireland U20: 5 Caps 
(Upgraded to Ulster Development Contract 28th Aug 2018)


Jack Regan

YEAR 2
Position: 2nd Row
DOB: 09/05/1997
Height: 197cm
Weight: 112kg
Club: Ballynahinch
Ireland U20: 10 Caps


Angus Curtis

YEAR 3
Position: Fly Half / Centre
DOB: 26/03/1998
Height: 176cm
Weight: 89kg
Club: Malone
Ireland U20: 5 Caps
(Upgraded to Ulster Development Contract 28th Aug 2018)


Aaron Hall

YEAR 3
Position: Back Row
DOB: 26/06/1998
Height: 193cm
Weight: 98kg
Club: Ballynahinch
Ireland U20: 4 Caps


Zack McCall

YEAR 3
Position: Hooker
DOB: 10/02/1995
Height: 180cm
Weight: 100kg
Club: Ballynahinch
Ireland U20: 7 Caps


Marcus Rea

YEAR 3
Position: Back Row
DOB: 08/09/1997
Height: 189cm
Weight: 105cm
Club: Ballymena
Ireland U20: 5 Caps


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