Ulster Rugby has today confirmed the signing of Super Rugby star Matt Faddes for next season.
The 27-year-old has represented his home province Otago since 2011 and is currently playing for the Highlanders franchise, with whom he has scored 19 tries in 43 Super Rugby appearances. That includes 10 tries in the 2016 Super Rugby campaign, in which he finished as the competition’s joint second top try scorer.
Commenting on Faddes’ arrival, Ulster Head Coach Dan McFarland said:
“Matt is a quality player who will bring a lot of experience, skill and creativity to our backline. He’s quick and has shown throughout his career the ability to beat defenders with his footwork and acceleration. His versatility will also be very important for us, meaning he is able to play various positions alongside our talented young backs.
“Matt is excited about moving over to Ireland and with his undoubted ability and strong worth ethic, I’m sure he’ll add a significant amount to our squad.”
This news follows the recent announcements that British & Irish Lions prop Jack McGrath, Australia second row Sam Carter and Irish-qualified prop Gareth Milasinovich will move to Ulster next season.