Prop Ruaidhri Murphy felt "buzz" around Ulster

Loosehead prop Ruaidhri Murphy says he was attracted to join Ulster by the "buzz" he sensed around the Irish province, even from the other side of the world.

The 26-year-old is hoping to nail down a place in the starting line-up after signing on a two-year contract from the Brumbies.

Dublin-born Murphy has represented Ireland at schools' under-19 and under-20 level and was part of the Ireland under-20s squad that won the Grand Slam in 2007.