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.
â€œIâ€™m very happy that the deal has been done,â€ Morris said.
â€œItâ€™s a great club and Iâ€™m grateful that I can be a part of it for the next four and a half years.â€
â€œIt was a tough decision, there were a number of things to weigh up but Iâ€™ve enjoyed my time here so far, so that was a big factor.
â€œThe playing group we have here is strong and the coaching staff are great. That also made the decision that little bit easier.â€
Well aware of Morris’ ability, club CEO Raelene Castle is pleased to see that he is staying.
â€œJosh is a Kangaroo and Origin player and that experience is extremely valuable,â€ Castle said.
â€œTo have a player of his calibre in our backline for the next four years is a great result.â€
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.
â€œJosh is a quality player at both club and representative level,â€ Hasler said.
â€œHe is now a leader amongst the playing group and someone who will continue to carry the legacy of the club moving forward.”