Ulster Rugby: Australian Henry Speight joins province on a short-term deal
Ulster have signed Australian again Henry Speight on a short-term contract.
The 30-year-old arrives on the same deal to that of fellow Brumbies team-mate Christian Leali’ifano, who performed for Ulster for a part of final season.
Fijian-born Speight, who has performed 19 occasions for the Wallabies, will return to Australia on the finish of the 12 months.
“It is a contemporary problem for me and I hope to embrace it by relishing each second and including worth to the group as greatest I can,” he stated.
“I am excited to have the chance to characterize a giant membership like Ulster.
“I’ve spoken to Christian quite a bit concerning this transfer and he had solely nice issues to say concerning the employees, gamers, supporters and wider group, which welcomed him with open arms.”
Speight will return to Australia on 31 December prematurely of the 2019 Tremendous Rugby season.
The again three participant picked up an ankle harm within the final match of the 2018 Tremendous Rugby season however has been medically cleared to play.
Ulster will start their Professional14 marketing campaign at dwelling to final season’s overwhelmed finalists Scarlets on 1 September.
The province’s operations director Bryn Cunningham is happy to have the ability to bolster the squad with such a top quality participant at this stage of the season.
“Henry has x-factor high quality and has constantly confirmed himself as a high performer at each Tremendous Rugby and worldwide stage, together with his most up-to-date shows for the Brumbies being eye-catching,” he stated.
“We hope he’ll rapidly grow to be be an actual followers’ favorite at Kingspan Stadium.”
Speight will act as cowl for Louis Ludik, who won’t be obtainable till November after sustaining a hamstring harm within the remaining sport of final season, and David Busby, who can also be dominated out for the primary half of the season.