Matt Faddes in action for Highlanders. (Photo by Getty Images/Steve Haag/Gallo Images)
He has an impressive scoring rate in Super Rugby with 16 tries in 35 games.
He has been capped by New Zealand at sevens and also represented the Barbarians in November 2016, playing against Fiji and South Africa.
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His versatility means he can play at centre, wing or full-back and would be a useful addition in a World Cup year with Ulster set to lose the likes of Jacob Stockdale and Will Addison.
Meanwhile Ulster’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final with provincial rivals Leinster has been confirmed for the Aviva Stadium on Saturday March 30th.
Should they advance past the defending champions they would face either Racing 92 again or Toulouse on April 20th/21st.
HEINEKEN CHAMPIONS CUP quarter-finals (All kick-offs local time):
Saturday 30 March QF 2: Edinburgh Rugby v Munster Rugby, BT Murrayfield (12.45) QF 1: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors, Allianz Park (15.15) QF 3: Leinster Rugby v Ulster Rugby, Aviva Stadium (17.45)
Sunday 31 March QF 4: Racing 92 v Toulouse, Paris La Défense Arena (16.15)
Semi-final 1 – winner of QF 1: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors will play the winner of QF 2: Edinburgh Rugby v Munster Rugby Semi-final 2 – winner of QF 3: Leinster Rugby v Ulster Rugby will play the winner of QF 4: Racing 92 v Toulouse (Matches to be played on 20/21 April)
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