Ulster's new back-row Sean Reidy has challenged himself to secure a long-term deal after his move from Counties Manukau.
Reidy, who qualifies to play for Ireland through his grandfather, has joined Ulster on a short-term contract and is determined to impress.
Ulster's pre-season matches will present him with the perfect chance to do that, as several of the province's first-choice players will not be in action during those fixtures.
"I have set my self a few goals," he told Ulster's official website.
"I am here on trial basis so it's about getting that full-contract.
The pre-season and early season games are important.
The internationals may not be available for those matches with being phased back in, so that's the time when I hope to play and to put my hand up. I have a chance here with Ulster and I want to take it."