Former All Blacks scrum-half Alby Mathewson has signed a one-year contract with Ulster.
The deal will see the 34-year-old New Zealander join the province in July.
The five-time All Blacks cap previously played for Munster during the 2018-19 season, having joined on an initial short-term contract, before departing last November, having extended his stay until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Just want to say thank you to the whole @Munsterrugby organization for having me. I'm lucky to have played for such a world class and historical club. Love my team mates and will miss them a lot. Thanks Limerick for having me. To all the supporters you guys are unreal. #SUAF https://t.co/2aPVk72vsX— Alby Mathewson (@AlbyMathewson) November 18, 2019
Ulster head coach McFarland welcomed Mathewson's arrival, highlighting the experience the former Toulon, Blues and Hurricanes player is expected to provide.
"We are delighted that a player of Alby's quality is set to join the squad," said McFarland.
"His leadership skills and extensive experience will be a valuable addition to our squad – especially for our younger scrum halves as they progress in their development journeys in the months ahead.
"We look forward to giving him a warm welcome as he makes Ulster his new team."