Out-half Johnny McPhillips has joined Leicester Tigers from Ulster. 

The 22-year-old played 24 times for Ulster in the last two seasons. 

Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said: "Johnny was very well regarded as a young player in the Irish system and he has gained some good experience of senior rugby with Ulster.

"He has the ability to play at fly-half, centre and full-back, which adds to our options along the backline.

"He is a very bright young player, he is keen to make progress in the game and we'll be delighted to welcome him on board this summer."

McPhillips was part of the Ireland U20 squad that reached the World Junior Championships final in 2016.