Douglas wants to leave Leinster

Date published: July 10 2015

Leinster lock Kane Douglas has admitted that he wants to return to Australia as soon as possible after an unsettled time in Dublin.

Douglas was called up by the Wallabies for the Rugby Championship this week despite signing a three-year deal with Leinster in 2014 and not falling under the required number of caps for overseas Australian players to be considered.

The 26-year-old is being linked with a move to the Reds in Super Rugby and Douglas and his fianceé are expecting their first child together.

Douglas previously played under Australia boss Michael Cheika at the Waratahs and has won 14 caps for the Wallabies.

“There are a few things going on at home that I need to be there for,” said Douglas in a statement.

“I didn’t think it would be this tough to be away from it all and I hope I can get back home real soon.

“It’s been a good time but also tough here and I have spoken to the club about what’s going on with my family and I have made it pretty clear that I want to get it sorted.”