Ulster Rugby today confirmed the signings of young back row players Charlie Butterworth and Sean Reidy ahead of the 2014/15 season.

Butterworth, who can operate as an openside or blindside flanker, joins on a one-year contract from Ulster Bank League outfit Landsdowne.

The 23-year-old Wicklow native was a key player as the Dublin side won the Division 1A title in 2012/13.

Reidy has signed a short term deal with the Province after impressing with Counties Manukau Steelers in New Zealand.

Reidy, 25, can play across the back row and is Irish qualified through his grandfather who hailed from Castlegregory, Co Kerry.