Transfer News: Australian international joins Ulster on short-term deal
Ulster has confirmed that Australia international Henry Speight has agreed to join the Province on a short-term contract.
The 30-year-old back three star will move to Kingspan Stadium later this month in a similar deal to that which saw fellow Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano arrive in Belfast last season.
Speight will return to Australia on 31st December, in advance of the 2019 Super Rugby season.
📢 BREAKING NEWS | We are delighted to confirm that Australia international Henry Speight has agreed to join us on a short-term contract until 31st December! pic.twitter.com/yG9ZlX99iA
— Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) August 6, 2018
The Fijian-born speedster has played over 100 Super Rugby games for the Brumbies and has represented the Wallabies on 19 occasions.
He picked up an ankle injury in the last match of the 2018 season, but has been medically cleared to play before the Guinness PRO14 kicks off.
Commenting on his imminent arrival, Henry said:
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to represent a big club like Ulster. I’ve spoken to Christian (Lealiifano) a lot regarding this move and he had only great things to say about the staff, players, supporters and wider community, which welcomed him with open arms.
“This is a fresh challenge for me and I hope to embrace it by relishing every moment and by adding value to the group as best I can. I can’t wait to arrive in Belfast and get to work with my new teammates.”