Bulldogs retain another as representative centre re-signs

Josh Morris

Their retention campaign for 2015 has perhaps been the best of any club in the NRL so far and it continued overnight, with the Canterbury Bulldogs re-signing representative centre Josh Morris to a new deal until the end of the 2018 season.

Morris, who is a Kiama Knights junior, made his NRL debut for the Dragons in 2007 before he made a move to the Bulldogs in 2009, where he has been ever since.

Playing 156 club games, five Kangaroos games and eight games for NSW, Morris is a player that Dogs fans see as crucial to their back-line, given recent criticisms it has received.

No-one is more excited than the man himself, with Morris pleased to have the deal sorted so early on in the season.

“I’m very happy that the deal has been done,” Morris said.

“It’s a great club and I’m grateful that I can be a part of it for the next four and a half years.”

“It was a tough decision, there were a number of things to weigh up but I’ve enjoyed my time here so far, so that was a big factor.

“The playing group we have here is strong and the coaching staff are great. That also made the decision that little bit easier.”

Well aware of Morris’ ability, club CEO Raelene Castle is pleased to see that he is staying.

“Josh is a Kangaroo and Origin player and that experience is extremely valuable,” Castle said.

“To have a player of his calibre in our backline for the next four years is a great result.”

Someone who has seen a lot of Morris is coach Des Hasler and he looks forward to seeing the rep centre build his own legacy at the club.

“Josh is a quality player at both club and representative level,” Hasler said.

“He is now a leader amongst the playing group and someone who will continue to carry the legacy of the club moving forward.”

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