Western Force winger Luke Morahan will make his return from a long-term hamstring injury when he plays for Perth Spirit in the National Rugby Championship.
Western Force winger Luke Morahan is confident he has lost none of his explosive speed as he gears up for his return from a frustrating hamstring injury.
Morahan’s Super Rugby season was brought to an end on April 12 when he snapped a tendon in his left hamstring during the Force’s win over the Waratahs.
The 24-year-old tried to return in time for the Force’s finals push, but a setback on the training paddock ended those hopes.
Morahan will return to action on Sunday when he lines up for Perth Spirit in their National Rugby Championship clash with Brisbane City at McGillivray Oval.
Rising Force star Kyle Godwin will also make his return from a knee injury in that match, while Wallabies hopefuls James Horwill and Matt Hodgson are also set to feature.
Morahan’s hamstring tendon retracted five centimetres when he snapped it earlier this year.
But the former Reds flyer says he’s 100 per cent recovered and ready to roll.
“I’m raring to go and hopefully I get through the full 80,” Morahan said.
“I’ve been training for the last three months, and doing speed testing.
“The hammy’s pulled up fine from that, no issue at all. So I’m pretty confident in it.
“We’ve seen previous guys like Jarrod Mullen from the Newcastle Knights (have a similar injury).
“And James Horwill actually did one a couple of years ago for the Reds, and they’ve had no recurring injuries.
“So it’s been all good signs for past players who have had this same injury.”
Morahan’s one and only Test for the Wallabies came back in 2012.
And although he’s desperate to add more Tests to his tally, he knows he will have to wait until at least next year.
“I’ve had too much time off this year. It will take me a while to get back into form,” Morahan said.
“For me, it’s about getting game time this year and getting confidence back in my hamstring and coming into pre-season next year firing.”