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Josh Morris's first time in the Tricolours pre-lockdown at Roosters HQ.

He may not have stepped foot on the playing field for the Tricolours just yet, but the start to Josh Morris's Sydney Roosters adventure has been quite out of the ordinary.

To kick things off, Morris was granted a release to join the Sydney Roosters for the 2020 season, but he would first need to open his NRL campaign playing two matches with the Cronulla Sharks.

At the conclusion of Morris's final match with the Sharks, he attended the Club's recovery session to recover from a physical clash with the Melbourne Storm and say farewell to his teammates. 

The following morning, he would wake up a member of the Sydney Roosters where he spent his first day doing medical testing, a photoshoot, RoostersTV interview and finish with a game-planning meeting with his new teammates. 

At approximately 5pm in the afternoon, the players were informed that the competition had been suspended and they would need to be isolated for the foreseeable future. 

RoostersTV First Chat with Josh Morris

"It was a weird day," Morris recalled when discussing his first day with the Roosters. 

"It was like turning up to your first day of school, then being told that you don't have to be at school for another five or six weeks. 

"I was pretty nervous, but it was good to meet all the boys and all the staff. 

"I was really excited to get into it and play Souths, which is a great rivalry.

"By 5pm we found out that the season has been put on hold."

What was initially intended to be a quick six day turnaround from Club-to-Club for Morris has now turned into an extended and isolated training period alongside his brother. 

In a season that has started with plenty of uncertainty, there's no doubt in the positives of adjusting to the new systems at the club and getting to know his new teammates before diving into the resumption of the 2020 season.

Josh Morris's first time in the Tricolours pre-lockdown at Roosters HQ.
Josh Morris's first time in the Tricolours pre-lockdown at Roosters HQ.

"The only real contact we've had is through WhatsApp at the moment cause we all can't train together. 

"Been talking to the boys through that, and also had a couple of phone calls with Trent and Kingy to talk about the plays and structures.

"It's been a bit of an education, so when I do get to training and I hear the boys calling plays, I know exactly what they are.

"It's a bit of a silver lining there that happened, and I probably had some niggling injuries that I picked up the week before as well. 

"They're all good now and I think everyone's feeling good now."

Now in his 14th year playing in the NRL, Morris will look to add another eventful chapter to his illustrious career with the competition set to restart on May 28th.

Morris and the remainder of the squad return to Roosters Headquarters this week as they continue their preparations for the resumption of the 2020 NRL season.

This week will mark his first official field session with the Roosters squad. 

"The last two weeks have actually been quite tough. 

"The training schedule that they've given us, the field sessions and the weight sessions have been really good. 

"It's actually good to wake up sore, it reminds you of those pre-seasons.

"If I didn't have Brett there I probably wouldn't be as sore, because I've had to try keep up with him.

"Now back with the boys on Monday."

The Morris twins pose out front of Roosters Headquarters before the lockdown on Josh's first day at the Club.
The Morris twins pose out front of Roosters Headquarters before the lockdown on Josh's first day at the Club.