Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Kurt Morath Confirmed For San Diego

PRO Rugby has confirmed today that Kurt Morath has joined the league and will play for San Diego. The Tongan fly-half has 30 caps to his name and has played in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups. During that time he's faced the U.S. on numerous occasions and has proven himself to be an effective goal kicker. Morath grew up in New Zealand and played for the New Zealand U-21 team before switching to Tonga. He played ITM Cup rugby as well as most recently for Biarritz where he is teammates with future San Diego teammate Taku Ngwenya.

Morath is expected to give San Diego another veteran presence and will help aid the development of young fly-halfs like Kalei Konrad. Pono Haitsuka has also played fly-half in the past. Additionally, Morath fits into PRO Rugby's overall structure of trying to have players from all over the world, driving interest in the league from not just the United States. 

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