Billy Burns rugby player
Billy Burns rugby player

Billy Burns

13th Jun 1994 1.83m/87kg Fly Half

Burns, who made his first-team bow in February 2012, was nurtured through the Gloucester Rugby Academy.

Since his debut, the young playmaker made over 50 appearances in the Cherry and White jersey, starting the first five Premiership games of the 2017 season.

The Junior World Champion from 2013 displayed undoubted skill and potential, with this leading to Director of Rugby David Humphreys moving swiftly to ensure that Burns stays at Kingsholm, extending his contract beyond 2017.

By the end of the 2017/18 season Burns had made over 100 senior appearances, scoring over 300 points for the Cherry and Whites, having made 29 appearances and 24 starts during the 2017/18 season.

The Irish-Qualified flyhalf then signed a two-year deal with Ulster in July 2018.

January 2020 saw Burns get a call-up in Ireland's 35-man squad as one of 5 uncapped players for the 2020 Six Nations.

As of May 2020, the former England Under 20 international has made 36 appearances for Ulster and has scored 67 points.


ulster_rugby Ulster Rugby
Fly Half
2018 - present
hartpury-college-250x250 Hartpury University RFC
Fly Half
2012 - 2013
england England U20's
Fly Half
2014 - 2015
image (2) Gloucester Rugby
Fly Half
2014 - 2018
ireland Ireland
Fly Half
2020 - 2021