New-look Ulster excited for season - McCloskey

Ulster and Ireland centre Stuart McCloskey says that there is an optimistic feel in the camp ahead of the upcoming season.

The province's coaching set-up has a new look with former Ireland and Lions player Jared Payne coming in as defence coach while Simon Easterby will act as head coach on an interim basis until the arrival of Dan McFarland.

Ulster begin their season at home to Scarlets on 1 September.