The Chronicle

Morris dynasty to end when Josh hangs up boots


SYDNEY Roosters centre Josh Morris will call time on his illustriou­s 16-year NRL career at the end of the season.

Morris’ retirement will mark the end of an era for his famous football family, whose rugby league legacy has spanned 42 years, starting back in 1979, when father Steve made his debut for the St George Dragons. Brother Brett Morris announced his retirement earlier this year, after a serious knee injury ended his 2021 season.

The 35-year old centre joined the coveted 300-club in 2019, his first season in the Tricolours, and is a chance of adding to his 322game tally on Thursday night against Canberra if named to return from a hamstring injury.

Morris’ return from a monthlong layoff could not come at a better time for the injury-ravaged Roosters, with the veteran back to slot in place of Joseph Manu, who suffered a severe facial fracture after a head-high tackle from South Sydney’s Latrell Mitchell.

Unlike twin brother Brett, who has two premiershi­p rings, the NRL’s highest prize has so far eluded the decorated centre.

But the brothers do share one piece of rugby league history – both are in the top 10 all-time tryscorers list. Brett is fourth on the list with 176 tries from 276 games, while Josh is 10th with 157 tries.

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Brett Morris (right) and brother Josh.

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