Ulster are set to sign former Bristol Academy prop Jake Caulfield on a three-year deal.
The 19-year-old, who spent two years with London Irish, has been offered a contract after impressing for Ulster U20s in the inter-provincial series.
Caulfield hails from Weston-super-Mare and has represented England at U17 and U18 level.
However, he is Irish qualified and the teenager played for Ireland U19s against France earlier this year.
Caulfield played in New Zealand this summer with Wellington-based club Petone.