Carter signs two-year deal with Ulster

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by Beth Newman

Burmbies lock Sam Carter is heading to Ireland at the end of the Super Rugby season after signing a two-year deal with Ulster.

Carter follows fellow starter Rory Arnold in heading offshore at the end of 2019. with his locking partner inking a dal with French side Toulouse after the Rugby World Cup.

The 29-year-old has played all of his Super Rugby with the Brumbies since making his debut in 2011 and Carter's new move will end a decade at the club.

“I have loved my time at the Brumbies and have made many great memories that will live with me for the rest of my rugby career,” he said in a release.

“The Brumbies are all I have known rugby-wise, so it was a difficult decision to make, but I feel the time is right for me and my wife, Maddie, to experience a new challenge and the chance to join Ulster was too good to turn down.

“I’d like to thank everyone connected with the club for their support over the years and especially the Brumbies fan base who have been exceptional throughout my time at the club. I am fully committed for the 2019 Super Rugby season and looking forward to playing my part to the full.”

Rugby World Cups tend to be followed by a host of player moves and this year seems no different with Rebels lock Adam Coleman and Waratahs Nick Phipps and Curtis Rona all linked to Premiership club London Irish and Reds back Duncan Paiaaua signing with Toulon.

Ulster has become somewhat of a second home for the Brumbies having Christian Lealiifano and Henry Speight playing short-term stints with the Belfast team.