Australian Lance Morris has been ruled out of his upcoming stint with the Club.

Morris was due to join the squad for the next three LV= Insurance County Championship fixtures but routine post-season scans in Australia have revealed an area of concern in his back.

“He’s having a bit of a de-load period, which I think is about four-to-six weeks.” Australia’s Chief Selector George Bailey said.

“He’ll get another scan in four-to-six weeks and we’ll get a better indication of how that back’s going.”

The Club are now exploring other overseas options to replace Morris following the departure of Chris Tremain at the end of the current fixture, with visa restrictions meaning the New South Welshman is unable to extend his stay.