Hurricanes sign another young gun to a full-time deal to compete alongside Ruben Love


The Hurricanes are delighted to announce the signing of former Kings School 1st XV captain and New Zealand Beneath 20s first five-eighth, Aidan Morgan till 2024.

In 2019, the 19-year-old performed a pivotal position in securing his faculty its first Auckland Faculties championship title in 13 years.

Not lengthy after, Morgan made his transfer all the way down to the decrease North Island in pursuit of a profession in rugby.

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“I got here down to fulfill the coaches and see first-hand the Hurricanes atmosphere,” he mentioned.

“I felt very welcomed and the inclusive tradition was evident. I felt just like the Hurricanes enjoying type and philosophy was in sync with mine.

“Each the Hurricanes and Wellington Rugby outlined a possible growth pathway for me and helped join me with Victoria College to kind out my commerce diploma pathway as effectively. I felt like the whole lot was aligned with the place I wished to go each in Rugby and with my research.”

Morgan received his first style {of professional} rugby when he debuted for the Wellington Lions in September 2020.

He’s additionally been coaching with the Hurricanes and has performed for the Hunters squad. However, from 2022, Morgan will likely be an formally contracted Tremendous Rugby participant.

“I’m so humbled and grateful for this chance to affix the Hurricanes. It’s a surreal feeling that actually is a dream come true for me, however I’m very conscious that the arduous work begins now as I attempt to earn a possibility which is thrilling.”

Morgan says he’s been making an attempt to develop his abilities and study as a lot as he can from the expertise round him.

“Jackson Backyard-Bachop taught me quite a bit about what to search for in opposition defences and find out how to construction an assault plan. Moreover, with how briskly the sport is, groups put extra emphasis on line velocity, subsequently I learnt how essential executing abilities below strain is.“

“I do know that there’s a lot to study within the skilled atmosphere and I wish to make sure that I maximise the instruments and suggestions which are out there. Simply hoping to take every day as they arrive and maintain striving to higher myself every day,” Morgan says.

Hurricanes head coach, Jason Holland says Morgan has all of the attributes and his need to study and enhance is essential to what makes him such an thrilling future prospect.

“We have been immediately impressed once we watched Aidan in his final yr at King’s. He’s effectively past his years in his capability to learn the sport and make glorious choices. We stay up for having him with us full time in 2022 competing for the quantity 10 jersey.”

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