14 Aug 2017

Lealiifano's cancer comeback continues

6:52 pm on 14 August 2017

Brumbies captain Christian Lealiifano is set to join Irish club Ulster on a short contract as he continues his remarkable rugby comeback.

Christian Lealiifano

Christian Lealiifano Photo: Photosport

A short-term deal with the proud Belfast-based club is reportedly close to being finalised, with the 29-year-old set to address media on Tuesday for the first time since making a return to the sport following a battle with leukaemia.

Lealiifano has the blessing of the Brumbies to join Ulster before returning for next year's Super Rugby season.

The star playmaker made his professional return in the Brumbies' quarter-final loss to the Hurricanes last month, coming off the bench in the second half.

Lealiifano could make his Ulster debut when they kick off their Pro14 season on September 1 against the Cheetahs, who along with the Kings were the two South African teams axed from Super Rugby.