Adam D'Arcy to leave Ulster at the end of the season

Adam D'Arcy

Ulster fullback Adam D'Arcy is to leave Ravenhill at the end of the season.

Head coach Mark Anscombe confirmed that the Australian, who has spent three seasons with the province, will depart when his contract expires in June.

Back row Ali Birch is also on his way out of Ravenhill while former Ulster Academy players David McIlwaine and James McKinney will return from Bristol and Rotherham Titans respectively.

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D'Arcy and Birch played just four times each for Ulster this season.

D'Arcy impressed during a two-week trial period at Ulster in the summer of 2010 and was given a one-year contract.

He played 24 times for Brian McLaughlin's team in the 2010/2011 season and was rewarded with a new two-year contract.

He made 26 appearances last season but has seen little game time under Anscombe this season, starting just once in the Pro12 game away to Munster last December.

His last appearance for the province was a replacement in the victory over the Dragons last month.

Earlier this week it was revealed that Jared Payne, who will qualify to play for Ireland in a year's time, had agreed a new three-year contract to stay at Ulster.