Morris to leave Leicester

Date published: April 5 2016

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill has revealed that back Niall Morris will leave the club at the end of the season.

Morris, 27, has made 75 appearances for the club during his five years with Leicester.

His last outing however came in last season's Premiership semi-final loss to Bath, when Morris broke his leg, and his recovery has been ongoing throughout the current campaign.

The Dublin-born back impressed enough before his injury to leave some suggesting he had done enough to earn an Ireland call-up.

"Niall Morris is out of contract at the end of the season and he is not staying here. He is moving on," Cockerill told the Leicester Mercury.

"He will make a full recovery by the end of the season. He has been great for us and we wish him well. He has had really bad luck injury-wise over the past few years and he is still with us rehabbing and getting himself fit.

"We have recruited heavily in the back three and there is just no room at the table with JP Petersen coming in, Telusa Veainu here, Peter Betham here and Adam Thompstone having re-signed. We are well stocked in the back three.

"Niall has played some great rugby for us during his time here and I have no doubt that we will see him back in the Premiership of the Celtic League. We wish him well."