Sep 03, 2018
Meet Saracens Academy: Dom Morris
Utility back Dom Morris is the first player from the Saracens Academy to feature in our 'Meet' series ahead of Storm's clash against Exeter Braves in the Premiership Rugby Shield.
You’re studying alongside playing for Saracens. Tell us a bit about that.
I’m doing an Open University course in Health Sciences which is online. I’ve done three years so far and have another three years to go as it’s part-time.; I’m halfway through. I’m enjoying it but it’s hard work to motivate myself to do it after training!
The club have helped fund a lot of my education; we’ve got Ian George who helped me a lot with my application and through my studies. Sarries is a great club for helping us out with that kind of stuff and it’s good to have something else other than rugby to focus on.
Which of the sciences do you most enjoy?
I like Biology. I like learning about the human body and how it works which helps with rugby, the gym and physio and all that.
You obviously have your brother, Oli, in the Saracens Academy playing with you. What’s that like?
It’s wicked. I’ve got three brothers in total and we all used to play in the garden when we were younger. I had a bit of rough and tumble with the older ones! Oli and I are the youngest ones and we’ve learned off them.
As well as learning from your brothers, there are several international players at the club to learn from as well.
There are such class players here like Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola etc who you can look up to and learn so much off in training by seeing what they do and the standards that they set. It’s such a good environment for us to grow up in.
You featured in three games during pre-season. How’s it been for you?
Things are going well and I feel like I’ve had a good pre-season. It’s been tough but enjoyable and I’m looking forward to getting a lot of Shield and Rugby Cup time and hopefully impress the coaches to push on.
Storm face Exeter Braves in the Premiership Rugby Shield in the opening round. What are you expecting from them?
They’ll be a good side; they’ll be physical, they’ll keep the ball for a long time and they’ve got a good kicking game. I think we just have to bear that in mind and be even more physical them by just being Saracens and hopefully we’ll get a win over them.