The Utah Warriors signed Niall Saunders for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old scrumhalf is 5’10” and 195 lbs.
Niall is from Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom. He attended Epson College and represented Ireland at the U18, U19 and U20 levels. He played with Ireland’s U20 squad at the 2016 and 2017 U20 World Championships. He also played in the 2015 Oceania Junior Championship at the Gold Coast in Australia and has also played in the Six Nations U20s.
Niall played with the Harlequins Youth Academy, as well as for the Harlequins since 2019. After the 2019-2020 season, but announced his retirement briefly from rugby at age 22. He had a medical condition, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a blood disorder, which may occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks platelets. After assessing his condition, he resumed playing rugby and will do so with the Utah Warriors in 2022.