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Morris Twins Rounding off Roosters Family Connection

Entering their fifteenth and sixteenth seasons in the NRL respectively, Josh and Brett Morris are primed to leave a lasting legacy in the Tricolours just as their father did. 

With nearly 600 combined first-grade matches, over 30 appearances for NSW and 20 appearances for Australia with over 300 tries scored in the NRL, the Morris brothers have dominated the Rugby League world for the best part of the last decade and a half.

Despite being at the tail-end of their careers, the inseparable brothers say they are ready to rip into the new season in the Red, White and Blue. 

"I've really enjoyed my time here, it's been the most enjoyable couple years of my footy career," Brett said.

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"As you get older you do enjoy things a little bit more, I know it's closer to the end than the start.

"The Club is great. It's without a doubt the best I've been at; the players, the coaching staff and everybody involved makes it a special place, and it's very easy to show up to work every day.

“It’s awesome," Josh added. 

"Obviously, it’s a pretty special thing to have another sibling in the NRL, but to be in the same side as him, it’s something we enjoy. We enjoying coming to training together and playing alongside each other on the weekend.

“We’re living the dream.”

It's a Club with a great history and tradition, and it's great to have a number of family members' names on the books as well.

Josh Morris Roosters Centre

Well before the fleet-footed duo were tearing up defences on the field, their father Steve 'Slippery' Morris was dazzling defences the 1980s with St. George before finishing his career in a three-year stint with Easts. 

In what seemed to be an inevitable career move, his two sons have now found themselves mirroring his move to Bondi. 

“There’s a bit of synergy there with us starting at the Dragons and finishing up at the Roosters. Rugby League has a funny way of creating stories like that," Josh explained.

"We’re all proud to have represented this Club.

"It's a Club with a great history and tradition, and it's great to have a number of family members' names on the books as well."

"I know dad enjoyed his time here as well. He had a bit of success as the '87 Winger of the Year while he was playing here," said Brett.

"It's been pretty interesting to somehow find ourselves playing at similar clubs, obviously finishing up our careers with the Roosters.

"It's pretty ironic but it's pretty special as well."

Brett Morris 2020 Tries

After spending the formative years of their careers together at the Dragons, season 2009 saw Josh make the move to Belmore in search of a starting position, with Brett following him in 2015.

With more time spent apart in 2019, the brothers reunited in early 2020, with Brett bringing Josh across to the Club, a move which both say are glad to have eventuated. 

And now with three Morris' having worn the famous Red, White and Blue, the siblings are happy to be back playing alongside one another, even if there are still some disagreements between the two.

"We've been playing Rugby League since we were four years old. It's all we've ever known and a lot of the time we've done it together," Brett said. 

"He (Josh) brings a lot of experience, he's a quality centre and you know what you're gonna get week-in-week out from him. He's got a lot of knowledge to help the young guys there, especially some of the young outside backs.

The Club is great. It's without a doubt the best I've been at; the players, the coaching staff and everybody involved makes it a special place, and it's very easy to show up to work every day.

Brett Morris Roosters Winger

"He's really enjoyed his time here so far, he was a bit jealous of me telling him how good the Club was and he wanted to see for himself what it was like.

"Sometimes he can be a bit annoying because he talks too much, but I don't think he's looked back since being here."

As for his brother's back-handed compliment, Josh had a reasonable explanation for his vocal presence around the squad. 

“I do all the talking for him because he’s socially awkward," he laughed.

"He’s not that good at being social around people so I do all the talking for him. That’s why I talk so much.”