Ulster Rugby have announced the signing of New Zealand tighthead prop Jeffery Toomaga-Allen from Wasps.

The 31-yeaar-old has signed for the province on a one-year deal and will make this move to Belfast this summer.

Making his senior debut in his home country back in 2012, the player was known for his high-intensity scrummaging and went on to make almost 150 combined appearances for the Hurricanes and Wellington, and helped the 'Canes win the Super Rugby title in 2016.

Toomaga-Allen became the 1130th All-Black having come appeared against Japan in 2013. In 2017, he played for the Hurricanes in a 34-34 draw the British and Irish Lions when soon to be teammate Iain Henderson was sin-binned late on to give the club side a route back into the contest.

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland believes that Toomaga-Allen will provide invaluable assistance to the younger members of his squad.

"Jeff has played at a high level in Super Rugby and the English Premiership for a number of years and as such he will bring considerable experience to bolster our tighthead roster, as well as being a great mentor for the younger players in our squad.

"We look forward to welcoming Jeff to Ulster."

Toomaga-Allen added: "I'm really excited about the chance to join such a great club as Ulster. I’ve heard the fans are amazing, and I can’t wait to get stuck into next season."