Henry Speight linked with Ulster

Date published: July 13 2018

Ulster have been linked with Brumbies wing Henry Speight, whom they are reportedly keen to lure to the province on a short-term deal until January.

Ulster did the same thing with Brumbies fly-half Christian Lealiifano last season, who departed in January after a six-month stint at the club. And now the Canberra outfit are reportedly considering allowing Speight to do the same, according to Australia’s Daily Telegraph.

The 30-year-old has recently fallen out of favour at international level, being overlooked for the recent June series against Ireland, with Dane Haylett-Petty and Marika Koroibete the preferred combination.

Ulster confirmed the acquisition of Irish-qualified fly-half Billy Burns earlier in the week as interim head coach Simon Easterby looks to strengthen the squad ahead of new head coach Dan McFarland’s arrival.