Sale Sharks centre and captain Will Addison signs for Irish province to further his international ambitions.
Will Addison has signed for Irish province Ulster making the move from the Premiership to the Pro14 at the end of the current season.
The Sale captain will leave his club of nearly 10 years to pursue a test career with Ireland, qualifying through his family.
The 25-year-old will join Irish captain Rory Best and further current Irish internationals at Ulster. Addison felt he stood a better chance of achieving his goal of playing test rugby by joining the Pro 14 side after struggling to break into the England set up.
Addison has amassed over 100 appearances for Sale and scored over 150 points to date. He was also appointed club captain for the 2017/18 campaign.
Commenting on the news, Sale Sharks’ Director of Rugby Steve Diamond said: "It has been a pleasure to work with Will. He has captained the side this season and the enthusiasm and desire he brings will be missed.
"We all wish him well in his desire to play international rugby."