Niall Morris re-signs for Leinster five years after leaving

Niall Morris re-signs for Leinster five years after leaving
Niall Morris pictured during his first stint with Leinster.

Utility back Niall Morris has re-joined Leinster on a short term contract from the Leicester Tigers.

Morris, 27, played for Leinster on development contract between 2009 and 2011, appearing for the first team eight times, before moving to English Premiership side Tigers.

He won a Premiership medal in 2012/13 with Leicester scoring a try in the final in Twickenham against Northampton and has also played for the Emerging Ireland team on three occasions and has six caps and two tries for the Ireland U20s.

"Niall was unlucky with injuries in his last season in England but has performed at a very high level for the Tigers in both the Premiership and in the Champions Cup,” Leinster head coach Leo Cullen said today.

"He brings good experience to our back three, an area that is already very competitive and we look forward to seeing Niall in action on a pitch soon."

Morris has already met with the rest of the Leinster squad and has taken part in the pre-season schedule.

"After five enjoyable years in England, I am delighted to return to my home province, Leinster,” the player said when the move was announced.

"I know the club well and it has fantastic players, staff and supporters. It is one of the biggest clubs in Europe and I am very much looking forward to being part of such a great set-up, again."


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