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Ulster sign Aussie flanker Horua

Tamaiti Horua
Tamaiti Horua will feature in Ulster's back row next season

Ulster have signed blind-side flanker Tamaiti Horua from Super 14 side Western Force in a two-year deal.

The 26-year-old, who was born in New Zealand and raised in Melbourne, will join Ulster in the summer.

Horua has won 42 Super 12/14 caps since making his professional debut with Australian side the Brumbies in 2002.

Described as a "powerful forward with clever ball skills", Horua captained the Australian Under-21 side and has played for Australia A.

The versatile Horua can also play at number eight.

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