Robbie Diack has recently penned a new contract with Ulster, committing himself to the club for the next three years. More importantly though, Diack will be eligible to represent Ireland from July 2011, after being resident in the country for the requisite three-year period.
Ulster No.8 Robbie Diack grew up in Durban but made a name for himself with Western Province in the 2006 Currie Cup competition before then agreeing a move to Ravenhill.
Seemingly breaking out of nowhere, the former Stellenbosch student put himself into the Springbok frame thanks to his strong work off the base of the scrum and around the park during the domestic season.
Now based in Belfast, the South African has become an influential member of Brian McLaughlin’s squad and has gained both Magners League and Heineken Cup experience in recent seasons.
Diack adds great strength and bulk to any pack of forwards and is a player who still has a very bright future ahead of him.
Name: Robbie Diack
Date of Birth: 12/11/85
Position: Loose forward
Currently contracted to: Ulster Rugby
Will we see this man run out against his country of birth in the not too distant future? Only time will tell.Tweet