Ulster have confirmed that Australian international Sam Carter will be joining the province from ACT Brumbies this summer.

Carter has been brought in to offer additional quality and experience in the second row next season, with the likes of Iain Henderson, Alan O’Connor and Kieran Treadwell already in situ.

The son of former Wallaby David Carter, Sam attended The Scots College in Sydney, before going on to represent Sydney University.

He made his debut for the Brumbies in 2011, against the Melbourne Rebels, and in 2018 he became just the 12th player to make 100 appearances for the club. 

To date, he has earned 105 Super Rugby caps.In February 2017, Carter was named as Brumbies co-captain alongside Christian Leali'ifano, who himself enjoyed a successful four-month stint at Ulster last season, and they have jointly led the side over the past two Super Rugby campaigns.

The 29-year-old made his Test debut against France in June 2014 and has earned 16 caps in total.