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5 years after leaving for England, Niall Morris is coming home to Leinster

Leinster add a familiar face to their back three ahead of next season.

Morris: traded Leinster for Leicester in 2011.
Morris: traded Leinster for Leicester in 2011.
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NIALL MORRIS HAS returned home and rejoined Leinster as he hopes to put his injury nightmare behind him.

The 27-year-old utility back spent five years at Leicester Tigers but didn’t play a single minute last season as he struggled to recover from a serious foot injury.

Morris was released at the end of the season but agreed a “short-term contract” with Leinster and has already taken part in the squad’s pre-season preparations.

“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 coach Leo Cullen said.

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.

Dublin’s Morris, who was capped at U20 level and played for Emerging Ireland, left Leinster in 2011 to move to England.

He played 75 times for the Tigers, scoring 18 tries including one in the 2013 Aviva Premiership final to help clinch the title against Northampton.

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