Ulster Rugby are in discussions with the Brumbies for exciting back Henry Speight, according to reports in Australia.
The 30-year-old Fijian born Australian was surprisingly overlooked for the recent June internationals against Ireland by Michael Cheika. Australia's Daily Telegraph reports that the Brumbies are now considering allowing Speight join Ulster until January.
Speight is a former Fijian national junior team player who moved to Super Rugby in 2011. In 2014, he became eligible for the Australian national team. Since 2011, he has played 107 games for the Brumbies and scored 205 points.
Ulster have been active this summer and confirmed the signing of Billy Burns on a two-year deal from Gloucester earlier this week. A short-term deal is something they have used in the past, most recently with Christian Lealiifano who departed last January. Lealiifano is a current team-mate of Speights.
With the news confirmed that Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby will work with Ulster Rugby for the next few months while the province awaits the arrival of new head coach Dan McFarland, Ulster's pre-season is starting to take shape.