Former Bristol Academy prop signs for Ulster
FORMER Bristol Academy prop Jake Caulfield has been offered a three-year contract by Irish side Ulster having recently featured in their under-20 squad that clinched their first Inter-provincial Grand Slam.
Caufield, 19, from Weston-super-Mare, spent two seasons with London Irish after leaving the Priory Community School before joining the Bristol Academy where he was dual registered with National Two South club Clifton.
"We were disappointed that Jake was not offered a contract by Bristol, but fully understood Bristol's situation," said Caulfield's agent Martin Longden from MC Sports Agency.
"Ulster have been impressed by what they have seen while Jake has been with their under-20 squad and they shown their belief in his ability by offering him this three year contract."
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The front row forward caught the eye of the Irish RFU who invited him to train with the Ireland under-20 squad.
After impressing at a training camp, he was selected to play for Ireland under-19s in the 2012 international against France.
Caulfield, pictured above, has previously played for England under-17s and under-18s, but qualifies for Ireland due to Irish ancestry.
He spent the summer in New Zealand playing with the Wellington based Petone Rugby Club before returning to Ulster.
He has been fast-tracked into the Ireland under-20 squad and there is a possibility he could be back at the Memorial Stadium as Ulster visit Bristol on October 21 in the second leg of the British & Irish Cup.