15 years in the NRL, plenty of which were played alongside his brother Brett, and 2021 will be the last time we see Josh Morris.
Having achieved all he can in the game at all levels, the 35-year old Morris who has played 322 NRL games and 157 tries, it is the end of an era.
It will be strange to see 2022 come around without a Morris brother but after thinking about the decision, Josh knows it’s the right one.
“I’ve thought long and hard about this decision,” Morris said.
“I’ve been enjoying my footy and love being around the team we have here at the Roosters, but I’m very comfortable that this is the right call.
“I’ve been blessed to play 15 seasons in the toughest rugby league competition in the world.
“I’ve had some wonderful opportunities and made some lifelong friendships and memories along the way, right back to my junior days with the Kiama Knights.”
Morris was quick to praise Trent Robinson and the Roosters organisation for their continued hospitality.
“To Trent Robinson and the coaching and performance staff, and my current teammates here at the Sydney Roosters, it’s a privilege every time I get to wear this jersey.
“This is a proud club and we’re a tight bunch, and I’m looking forward to getting back out on the field and ripping in with you all for the rest of the year.”
The praise was reciprocated from Robinson towards Morris, who says he’ll go down as one of the game’s best-ever centres.
“It’s been a real joy to coach Josh over the last two seasons,” Robinson said.
“To watch the way that he has gone about playing the game throughout his entire career is a reflection of the wonderful athlete and person that he is,” said Robinson.
“Josh is one of the best of all time in his position, and his achievements, not only at club level but also in the representative arena, deserve to be celebrated.”