2 Apr 2011

Payne heading to Ulster

12:36 pm on 2 April 2011

The Blues centre and Northland captain Jared Payne will head to Northern Ireland later this year, having signed to play for the Ulster rugby club.

The 25-year-old has taken up a three-year deal with the club and will join them in September, after completing his rugby commitments in New Zealand for 2011 with Northland.

In the last week John Afoa and Sitiveni Sivivatu have also confirmed they're heading overseas - but the two All Blacks leave after the World Cup.