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Finals campaigners Keary and Morris have seen it all before

They have played in a collective 10 finals series so Sydney Roosters pair Luke Keary and Brett Morris know what is needed for the remaining club games heading into the 2019 campaign.

"You want to see a bit of toughness, you want to grind games out, you want to put teams away when they give you the chance, and you want to be solid defensively," Keary said.

He played in the 2014, '15 NRL finals with the Rabbitohs and the 2017 and '18 series with the Roosters.

Morris played 2006, '09, '10, '11 with the Dragons, 2015 and '16 with the Bulldogs and is about to embark on 2019 with the Roosters.

But there are six competition rounds left. Morris says you can take something out of every club game remaining to better prepare yourself for the finals.

"Watch our last first half (against Bulldogs) and we were sitting at only about 60% completion rate," he said.

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"If you want to go into finals football and dish up that sort of stuff, it's not good enough. You need to complete at high levels and put yourself right in the game.

"For us moving forward that's one thing we need to look at," Morris said.

"It's about nailing little things like that so you're going into the finals in good form.

"There's times where you can play some footy as you look for points. But there's times where you need to tuck the ball under your arm and run hard and get through your sets.

"At the moment we're finding our way between the two.

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"We know we've got a lot of strike power in this side. So when we need to pull the trigger we can, but otherwise we just need to build pressure."

Both Keary and Morris have won grand finals and tried to defend the following season.

"It's hard but you've got to block out what you've done in the past, whether you were successful or not," Keary said.

"You work hard and be realistic about where you are as an individual and as a team and then you go and improve on those things. If you start thinking about the end result, do this or that to get to there, then things go the wrong way."

For Keary the mere mention of the words "NRL finals" brings a broad smile to his face.

"It is still the most exciting thing in my life – finals time is the best," he said.

"But we've still got six weeks to go."

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Morris has a celebration hopefully to sneak in just before the finals begin.

He has only played seven games in 2019 and only 11 in 2016 with Canterbury due to injuries, which has slowed down the 250-game milestone.

"When you start playing it's something you can only wish for," the 32-year-old said.

"But it's been a very interrupted path over the last few years through injury and what-not but hopefully I can stay in the side, and knock that one up this year."

He currently sits on 244 so game 250 should be round 25 against the Roosters traditional foes the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.

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