Ulster look set to announce the signing of the Brumbies’ Christian Lealiifano on a short-term deal for the coming season, according to Jonathan Bradley of the Belfast Telegraph.
Ulster are on the look out for an experienced player who can play at flyhalf as Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have currently been relieved of their duties due to an ongoing investigation with the PSNI.
Lealiifano made his comeback for the Brumbies at the end of the Super Rugby season after the 29-year-old successfully recovered from leukaemia. The New Zealand born player came on at half-time in the Brumbies’ loss to the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby playoffs.
The move is set to be short-term loan deal whereby Lealiifano will play for the northern province up until the new Super Rugby season begins in February of next year.
Ulster to sign Christian Lealiifano on a short-term deal that will run from the start of this season through the start of Super Rugby.
— Jonathan Bradley (@JBradleyBT) August 11, 2017
The move makes sense for both parties as Ulster get an experienced international player while Lealiifano can continue to build up his fitness after being out of the game for so long.
Pundit Arena has contacted Ulster Rugby for comment but a club spokesperson has stated that no deal has currently been signed with the Brumbies player.
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