Ulster Rugby has signed lock Peter Browne (Field, 2006)from London Welsh. Browne, who is 27, can play in the second row or the back row and has represented Welsh on 12 occasions this season. He began his rugby career at Newcastle Falcons where he made 27 appearances between 2007 and 2010. He moved to Harlequins and played 31 times in his three seasons at the London club. Browne has represented England Students but is Irish qualified through his father Leonard.

Commenting on the signings, Ulster’s Team Manager, Bryn Cunningham said: “Pete’s pedigree and age make him the perfect person to come into an environment that will encourage him to achieve his potential and result in him pushing hard for a starting berth as a 6 or second row. After stints with Newcastle and Harlequins, this season with London Welsh has been a difficult time. However, he has still managed to put in some excellent performances, particularly at 6. With a stature of 6’7”, it is his athleticism and ball carrying that really stand out, allied to being an excellent line out option. He comes with a great attitude as somebody confident and extremely professional in his approach to the game.”