Ulster: Sean Reidy and Charlie Butterworth sign for Irish province

Sean Reidy (centre) in action for Counties Manukau
Sean Reidy (centre) in possession for Counties Manukau in an ITM Cup game against Taranaki last year

Ulster have added to their back-row strength by signing Irish-qualified New Zealander Sean Reidy and Lansdowne player Charlie Butterworth.

Reidy, 25, has signed a short-term deal with the province after playing for the Counties Manukau Steelers in his native New Zealand.

Wicklow man Butterworth, 23, has agreed a one-year deal.

Ulster's new arrivals for next season also include South African duo Louis Ludik and Wiehahn Herbst.

The Province currently have three back-row players on tour with Ireland in Argentina, while Roger Wilson played for a World XV against South Africa last weekend. Ulster also have Nick Williams on the books.

However, Stephen Ferris is no longer available to Ulster following his retirement last week.

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