Brumbies wing Henry Speight signs short-term Ireland club deal

Brumbies wing Henry Speight is heading to Ireland on a short-term deal with Ulster. Picture: MARK KOLBE/ GETTY IMAGES

CANBERRA, 07 AUGUST 2018 (AAP) – Brumbies winger Henry Speight will join Irish province Ulster Rugby on a short- term loan contract.

Speight 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. He will return to Australia on 31st December, in advance of the 2019 Super Rugby season.

The opportunity to play in the Pro14 and emulate Lealiifano played a large part in Speight deciding to head north for the loan spell.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to represent a big club like Ulster,” Speight said.

“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,” Speight said.

“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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