<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div> Whitten, Faloon and Henry re-signing is excellent news for Ulster since all three can play a big part in their team over the coming years. Brady is a useful backup hooker. Perhaps of more interest to the makeup of their squad next season is the academy players signing their 1st contracts. Macklin and McAllister are both props which would seem to indicate a senior pro is leaving. Will it be BJ Botha to South Africa or Justin Fitzpatrick to retirement. Porter signing a deal likely spells the end of Paul Marshall or Cillian Willis' tenure. Spence could be coming in at the expense of Timoci Nagusa, Simon Danielli or Bryn Cunningham. Neil McComb is likely a backup option. Could he be replacing Matt McCullough who's apparently considering retirement due to injury? All in all, it's great news for Ulster. If they can bring in a quality 2nd row (Johann Muller looks likely to be coming on board), a bit of class at scrum half and an attacking threat at fullback, they'll be well placed to mount a challenge on next year's Magners League.