Ulster have signed Australian international back Henry Speight until the end of December.

The 30-year-old will move to Kingspan Stadium later this month in a deal similar to the one that brought another Brumbies player, Christian Lealiifano, to Belfast last season.

Speight will return Down Under on 31 December, in advance of the 2019 Super Rugby season.

The Fijian-born Speight has played over 100 Super Rugby games for the Brumbies and has represented the Wallabies 19 times.

He picked up an ankle injury in the last match of the 2018 season, but has been cleared to play before the Pro14 campaign kicks off.

"I’m excited to have the opportunity to represent a big club like Ulster," he said.

"I’ve spoken to Christian (Lealiifano) a lot regarding this move and he had only great things to say about the staff, players, supporters and wider community, which welcomed him with open arms.

"This is a fresh challenge for me and I hope to embrace it by relishing every moment and by adding value to the group as best I can. I can’t wait to arrive in Belfast and get to work with my new teammates."