Saturday 3 December 2016

Confirmed: Kane Douglas leaves Leinster to return to Australia

Published 23/07/2015 | 14:17

Douglas failed to settle in Dublin and after an indifferent debut season and will back to Australia in time to be included in their World Cup squad
Douglas failed to settle in Dublin and after an indifferent debut season and will back to Australia in time to be included in their World Cup squad

Leinster have confirmed that second row Kane Douglas has been released from his contract and will return home to his native Australia.

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The 26-year-old had two years left to his contract but was desperate to return home to be closer to his family after failing to settle in Dublin and having an indifferent debut season.

Douglas made a total of 20 appearances for Leinster last season (14 Guinness PRO12, six European Rugby Champions Cup) before missing the tail-end of the season with a back injury.

"Leinster Rugby would like to wish Kane and Jennarly the best of luck as they return home, and wish Kane well as he competes for World Cup selection with the Wallabies.," read a statement from the province today.

"There are a few things going on at home that I need to be there for," Douglas said recently.

"I didn't think it would be this tough to be away from it all and I hope I can get back home real soon.

"It's been a good time but also tough here. I have spoken to the club about what's going on with my family and I've made it pretty clear that I want to get it sorted."

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