Pro12 REPORTS: Christian Lealiifano on verge of joining Pro14 heavyweights on short term deal

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Little more than a month after he returned to action following an 11-month battle with leukaemia, Australian international Christian Lealiifano is on the verge of joining Pro 14 side Ulster on a short-term deal. The Belfast club is maintaining a coy silence, but the Belfast Telegraph has reported the club wants the Brumbies' captain at the Kingspan Stadium in time for the opening match of the season against South African former Super Rugby side Cheetahs, on September 1.

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