Morris excited by Tigers opportunity

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Updated: July 7, 2011

Former Leinster player Niall Morris has begun pre-season training with the Leicester Tigers having completed his move from the 2011 Heineken Cup champions.

Morris, who will join fellow Irish players Geordan Murphy and Jeremy Staunton, at Welford Road this coming season is excited by the fresh challenge that the Tigers will give him and has sought the advice of two of his former team-mates before making the move.

“I spoke to Shane Jennings and Leo Cullen, and they had nothing but good things to say about the Tigers, and Geordan Murphy has been very good in showing me around the place” Morris said.

“I enjoyed my time with Leinster. I’d been there a long time, but this is a new challenge for me and I’m looking forward to it. There are players away with national squads but it’s still a competitive squad. Now I just want to work as hard as I can and take whatever opportunities I can here.”

Morris who can play either wing or full-back, has previously played for Blackrock College as well as appearing in the Celtic League and British & Irish Cup with Leinster during the last two seasons and Tigers Director of rugby Richard Cockerill knows what type of player he is getting “Niall is a good all-round footballer, he’s aggressive, he’s got some pace. He’s come from a good environment and we think he’ll settle here very quickly”.

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