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Piutau to leave New Zealand for Ulster in 2016

New Zealand back Charles Piutau signs to play for Irish province Ulster from 2016

Piutau to leave New Zealand for Ulster in 2016

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Versatile New Zealand back Charles Piutau has signed to play for Irish province Ulster on a two-year deal from July 2016.

The 23-year-old Piutau made his test debut against France in June 2013 and has four tries in 14 internationals so far. He is expected to be in the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup squad.

Piutau says in a statement released by Ulster on Wednesday, "I am looking forward to moving to Belfast, experiencing a new culture and playing in the northern hemisphere."

Piutau, who can play at fullback, wing or in the centers, has played 36 matches for the Auckland-based Blues in Super Rugby, scoring eight tries.


Updated : 2021-09-24 08:15 GMT+08:00