Ulster have announced the signing of New Zealander Matt Faddes.
The 27-year-old, who can play across the backline, will join ahead of next season.
A New Zealand Sevens international, Faddes currently plays for the Highlanders. In 43 appearances for the Super Rugby side, he has scored 19 tries.
Good news! We can confirm that Matt Faddes will be an Ulster player next season! Welcome, Matt! pic.twitter.com/MpcbVpmpBx
— Ulster Rugby (at 🏡) (@UlsterRugby) May 14, 2019
"Matt is a quality player who will bring a lot of experience, skill and creativity to our backline," said Ulster head coach Dan McFarland.
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 work ethic, I’m sure he’ll add a significant amount to our squad.
The acquistion of Faddes comes in addition to the signings of Jack McGrath, Sam Carter and Gareth Milasinovich.