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Irish-Qualified Morgan To Move To Ulster On Two-Year Deal

Aidan Morgan

Moving to Belfast from New Zealand side the Hurricanes, Aidan Morgan is set to link up with Richie Murphy's Ulster squad ahead of the 2024/25 season

Ulster Rugby have today announced that Irish-qualified out-half Aidan Morgan will join the province until at least June 2026.

Known for his energy and competitiveness on the field, the Auckland-born half-back, who turns 23 next month and is Irish-qualified through his Belfast-born grandfather, is set to make the move this summer to Belfast on a two-year contract.

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Having represented New Zealand at Under-20 level, after impressing in 2019 as King’s College secured its first Auckland Schools Championship title in over a decade, Morgan went on to be developed through the Hurricanes Academy.

Currently playing for the Hurricanes, he has earned 23 caps across his first three seasons in Super Rugby, where he has become known for his all-action play at out-half.

Commenting on the signing, Head of Rugby Operations and Recruitment at Ulster Rugby, Bryn Cunningham, said: “As part of our recruitment process, we explored a number of options around what would work best for the province in terms of our short-term needs versus our longer-term, wider ambitions as a team for the years ahead.

“While Aidan will bring a mix of youth, competitiveness and high energy – key qualities that directly align to our strategic objectives over the coming years – he also, importantly as a 10, exudes a maturity beyond his years. Being Irish-qualified with roots to Ulster is undoubtedly an added bonus.

“I’m looking forward to Aidan continuing to develop and grow with this talented squad under the leadership of Richie (Murphy), and I am confident that he will make the province proud as one of the Ulstermen.”

Speaking ahead of linking-up with the province, Morgan stated: “I’m really looking forward to making the move to Belfast this summer, and getting the opportunity to represent Ulster and the birthplace of my grandfather.

I know that Ulster is steeped in history, and I’m looking forward to being a part of the atmosphere at Kingspan Stadium.

“I’m really excited for the opportunity to be a part of a talented team, and to play in front of the province’s passionate supporters.

“It’s a great time to be joining Ulster. I’m excited to play alongside a very skilful squad under Richie and the coaching team’s vision for the future.”