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Sunday 19 August 2018

Ulster snap up Australian international on short-term contract

Henry Speight in action against Ireland
Henry Speight in action against Ireland
Henry Speight of Australia takes on Tim Nanai-Williams during the Killick Cup match between the Barbarians and Australian Wallabies at Twickenham Stadium

Ulster have signed Australian international Henry Speight on a short-term contract.

The 30-year-old will make the move to the Kingspan Stadium from the Brumbies and will stay until December, before returning to Super Rugby in a deal similar to that of Christian Lealiifano last season.

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to represent a big club like Ulster," said Speight.

"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."

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