Charles Piutau says Ulster move is a shock for New Zealand

Auckland Blues utility back Charles Piutau accepts his decision to sign for Ulster has come as a shock to New Zealand fans.

The 23-year-old is regarded as one the All Blacks' brightest prospects and admits the decision to move to Belfast had been a difficult one.

Piutau, primarily a full-back who has won 14 caps, is due to join Ulster in July 2016.