Ulster Rugby have confirmed the signing of the Brumbies’ Sam Carter who will join the northern province in the summer.
The second-row made his debut for the Brumbies in 2011 and since then he has amassed 105 Super Rugby caps.
He is one of 12 players to surpass 100 appearances for the club and he also comes with leadership experience having co-captained the Canberra based franchised for the past two seasons alongside Christian Leali’ifano who played for Ulster for four months last year.
The 29-year-old made his Test debut against France in June 2014 and has earned 16 caps in total.
Carter says he is looking forward to his move to Belfast:
“I look forward to joining Ulster later in the year and I’m excited by the prospect of playing with the team at Kingspan Stadium. The opportunity to compete within the Northern Hemisphere tournaments represents a new challenge for me and is something I feel ready for.”
Commenting on the deal, McFarland, said:
“We’re really happy that Sam has chosen to come to Ulster Rugby and we look forward to welcoming him to the club and the Province. In addition to his undoubted quality on the field, Sam is renowned for his leadership, having shared the captaincy of the Brumbies over the past couple of seasons.
“Sam has an excellent work ethic and a strong set piece game, where he has led one of Super Rugby’s top lineouts over the past five years. He will add another level of experience and leadership to our forward pack and will significantly enhance competition for places within our squad.”