Sharks CEO Steve Noyce has presided over some of the very best and most talented players in the game during his time as a club CEO and rugby league administrator.
At the Wests Magpies, Wests Tigers, Sydney Roosters and now the Sharks, Noyce has been around rugby league players long enough to appreciate talent, but he is also smart enough to recognise the traits of dedication and commitment as being equally important to a successful NRL career.
Which is where Sharks hooker John Morris comes in. About to play his 300th NRL game,
Morris himself admits he was never the biggest, the quickest, most skillful or the most talented player, but he prides himself on the fact that he was someone always committed to being the best he could be.
In an interview with Sharks TV in the lead up to Monday night’s milestone match, Noyce was quick to express his admiration for the achievements of Morris and to communicate how pleased he has been to be able to play some small part in his journey.
A few of his mates who wont be out on the field on Monday, Paul Gallen and Luke Lewis away in Origin camp, along with Beau Ryan who is sidelined with a neck injury, also offered some words of congratulations.
Noyce speaking about the achievement of John Morris, along with a couple of messages of support, now playing on Sharks TV.