Ulster secure signing of All Black Jeffery Toomaga-Allen

Jeffery Toomaga-Allen will join Ulster from Wasps
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen will join Ulster from Wasps
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Ulster have announced the signing of All Black tighthead prop Jeffery Toomaga-Allen from Wasps ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Toomaga-Allen started his career with provincial side Wellington in 2012 with his Super Rugby debut for Hurricanes coming later that year. He went on to make almost 150 combined appearances for the Hurricanes and Wellington.

During his time with Hurricanes, he enjoyed Super Rugby title in 2016 while also being part of the side that faced British and Irish Lions in 2017.

The 31-year-old made a switch to Wasps in 2019 and went on to make 62 appearances for them.

“I’m really excited about the chance to join such a great club as Ulster. I’ve heard the fans are amazing, and I can’t wait to get stuck into next season," he told the club's official website.

His international career started with New Zealand Under 20 side as they went on to win the Junior World Championship in 2010. He made his All Blacks debut in 2013 before featuring against the Barbarians and a France XV four years later.

“Jeff has played at a high level in Super Rugby and the English Premiership for a number of years and as such he will bring considerable experience to bolster our tighthead roster, as well as being a great mentor for the younger players in our squad," said Ulster head coach Dan McFarland.

“We look forward to welcoming Jeff to Ulster.”