The New Zealand-born Steinmetz, who turned 30 last month, previously played Super 12 rugby for both the Hurricanes and the highlanders, and he is currently in his fourth season with Ulster.
The once-capped All Black is Ulsterâ00s top try scorer so far this season â00 with six tries in 17 games. Primarily a specialist inside centre, he is talented midfield back and useful goal kicker.
Ireland â00Aâ00 full-back Cunningham was a member of Ulsterâ00s European Cup-winning side back in 1999. The 28-year-old, who was a budding tennis player, made his Ulster debut against Wasps in 1997 and is one of Ulsterâ00s most-capped players (115 caps). He has won six â00Aâ00 caps with Ireland.
Nippy scrum half Marshall is in his first year of a professional contract with Ulster, having been in the Academy for two seasons. He made his full Ulster debut against the Dragons in 2006. He captained the Ulster Under-21 side last season and was part of last termâ00s Irish Under-21 Six Nations team.
A hand injury unfortunately cut short the Belfast Harlequins clubmanâ00s U-21 World Championship campaign in France last summer.
Hooker Brady made his Ulster debut during the 2002/03 campaign â00 first lining out against Munster. But he had to wait over a year for his next cap, which came against Edinburgh in a Celtic League opener in September 2004.
The Dungannon forward, aged 27, has been unfortunate this season with injuries and he is currently sidelined with a thumb injury.
Fitzpatrick, a very promising prop, is in his first season as a fully contracted Ulster player and he made his debut for the province against Llanelli in September. The 23-year-old also has two Ireland â00Aâ00 caps to his name, from last summerâ00s Churchill Cup, having represented the U-21s previously.