Hurricanes Fly-Half Aidan Morgan Confirms Move To Irish Side Ulster Rugby

Hurricanes Fly-Half Aidan Morgan Confirms Move To Irish Side Ulster Rugby

Hurricanes' Aidan Morgan signs with Ulster Rugby and is set to join the United Rugby Championship after the 2024 Super Rugby season.

May 27, 2024 by Philip Bendon
Hurricanes Fly-Half Aidan Morgan Confirms Move To Irish Side Ulster Rugby

Hurricanes first-five-eighth Aidan Morgan has agreed to terms with United Rugby Championship side Ulster.

The 22-year-old, who joined the Hurricanes ahead of the 2022 season, has made 24 appearances for the Hurricanes during his three-season tenure. 

Morgan, a product of Kings College in Auckland, was a key part of the Wellington team that won the NPC in 2022. He now heads offshore to pursue a new opportunity.

After signing with Wellington and the Hurricanes, Morgan made the move ahead of the COVID-19-interrupted 2020 season. He split his time between the Wellington Academy, Marist St. Pats in Wellington Premier Rugby and training with the Hurricanes. 

An NPC debut followed, making him one of the youngest players in Wellington history at just 19, alongside a strong campaign with the New Zealand Under-20 side in 2021.

Morgan made his Hurricanes debut against Moana Pasifika in his hometown during the 2022 season. 

"The Hurricanes has been my home since I left high school four years ago, and although it was a difficult decision to leave, this opportunity with Ulster aligns with my aspirations as a player," Morgan said, reflecting on his decision. "I’m looking forward to contributing to the rest of the season with the Hurricanes and am really excited for the opportunity to join Ulster for the next two seasons."

Hurricanes head coach Clark Laidlaw paid tribute to Morgan, highlighting his attitude and team-first approach. 

"Although Aidan hasn’t had as many opportunities to start as he would have liked this season, his ability to contribute to our preparation each week has been relentless," Laidlaw said. "He’s an amazing team man, and I’m sure he’ll succeed on his next adventure overseas. We wish him all the best and look forward to reconnecting in the future."

Morgan will depart New Zealand for Ireland at the conclusion of the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season.

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