Doncaster Knights are delighted to announce Kurt Morath as the newest arrival to Castle Park, signing a two - year deal.
The fly-half arrives from America, where he has played for Utah Warriors in the Major League Rugby. Before his time in Salt Lake City, the 33 year-old also featured for San Diego Breakers, Biarrtiz Olympique in France and Tokyo Gas in Japan.
Born in New Zealand, Kurt played for the All Black U21 side in 2005, before deciding his loyalties to Tonga. A decision he has lived to cherish, as he made the 2011 and 2015 World Cup squad and is the all time leading points scorer for the Pacific Island country with 340 points.
Kurt was the third highest points scorer at the 2011 World Cup and was the top point scorer in Japan Top East Competition with Japanese outfit Tokyo Gas.
The Tongan was pleased to arrive ahead of the 2018/19 Championship. “I am really looking forward to joining Doncaster Knights for the upcoming season. I’ve heard the club is very family orientated which is a great fit for my wife and our girls. I know the club are very ambitious and the supporters have high hopes for the new season."
"I will be aiming to perform to the best of my abilities in order to help the team to meet these expectations. I hope the experience I have gained playing across the globe will add plenty of value to the team and we can enjoy a successful season.’’
Director of Rugby, Clive Griffiths was delighted to finally sign Kurt after weeks of negotiations. "Kurt is a great signing for us at this stage of proceedings. Kurt brings a wealth of talent and international experience to Castle Park.
Having played in 33 Tests and a World Cup for Tonga, amassing 340 points, Kurt has the credentials to help take the team forwards next season."