Limerick native Rowley signs up for the Ulster men
ULSTER have announced the signings of London Welsh players Peter Browne and Paul Rowley.
Lock Browne, 27, is Irish-qualified, while 26-year-old scrum-half Rowley, who was born in Limerick, began his playing career at the Munster academy, representing the province's Under-19 and Under-20 sides.
Ulster team manager Bryn Cunningham said: "Pete's pedigree and age make him the perfect person to come into an environment that will encourage him to achieve his potential and result in him pushing hard for a starting berth as a six or second-row.
"Paul possesses an all-round game, with control being at the forefront of his skill-set.
"He will aim to put pressure on Paul Marshall and provide a slightly different option with his left-footed kicking from behind the pack."
Meanwhile, Saracens flanker Jacques Burger has been cited for alleged foul play during last Sunday's European Champions Cup quarter-final game against Racing Metro in Paris.
European Professional Club Rugby said that Burger is alleged to have struck Racing scrum-half Maxime Machenaud midway through the match at Stade Yves-du-Manoir, which Saracens won 12-11.
The complaint was made by match citing commissioner Eugene Ryan.
Namibia international Burger, 31, will face a disciplinary hearing today. Welshman Simon Thomas has been appointed as independent judicial officer.
World Rugby's low end punishment for such an offence is a two-week ban, with anything from eight weeks to 52 weeks at the top end.
Saracens return to Aviva Premiership action against play-off rivals Leicester this Saturday, before tackling Champions Cup semi-final opponents Clermont Auvergne in Saint Etienne on April 18.