Brett backs brother Josh to fit in

Josh Morris has just four days to become accustomed to the Sydney Roosters' back line but his brother Brett says history shows he can do it.

BRETT MORRIS.
BRETT MORRIS. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Brett Morris says history shows his twin brother Josh can make a seamless transition to the Sydney Roosters' back line when he runs out for the NRL club on Friday night.

Josh arrived at Roosters headquarters for the first time on Monday morning, just 36 hours after playing his last game for Cronulla before a pre-arranged mid-season switch.

The Roosters will head into Friday night's clash with South Sydney without a win in their first two games but are far from panicking.

What they do know though is that Josh Morris can make a difference.

The star centre will come into the side on the left, allowing Brett to return to his usual position on the right wing outside Joseph Manu.

And Brett had no concern about his brother's ability to fit right in despite only having just four days to get used to combinations.

"Josh being Josh, he is a very smart footballer. He understands defences and attacks and the way certain teams play," Brett said.

"Obviously playing against the Roosters in the past he has probably checked out how we play already.

"He is a very quick learner. He has been in rep sides before where you only have a week to prepare and then you're into the game.

"It's not unusual for him and I'm sure with his rugby league knowledge and brain he will pick things up pretty quickly here."

The Morris twins had thought they played their last game together when they were forced out of Canterbury in 2018 due to salary cap reasons, barring the slight chance of being reunited in bush footy.

But they know it must be business as usual this weekend.

The Roosters' 0-2 start makes them the first defending premiers to have such a record since Manly in 2009.

However, they are confident no real changes need to be made, given both their losses have been tight and the bulk of their side won the past two grand finals.

Boyd Cordner is also expected back this week, meaning they will be at full strength with everyone back in their regular playing position.

"Obviously Boydy being back this week as well is a rock on that left side," Brett said.

"He's our leader and everyone goes off the back of him.

"Having Josh there as well, an experienced left centre, it adds value to the side.

"You can go back and work on your game and the position you have been familiar with for a long time."


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