Sharks confirm Josh Morris signing
The Sharks can today confirm the signing of Josh Morris, with the former NSW and Australian centre joining the club on a two-year deal.
A St George-Illawarra junior, Morris moved to the Bulldogs in 2009 and has since played over 200 games for the Canterbury club, scoring an impressive 120 tries in a 255-game NRL career.
Morris's experience and class will add further depth to a Sharks backline in 2019 which already boasts the likes of Valentine Holmes, Matt Moylan, Josh Dugan and young gun Sione Katoa.
With a group of quality youngsters also waiting in the wings, Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan sees Morris as the perfect fit to not only bolster the backline but to also mentor, educate and assist the development of the next generation of stars.
"I've known Josh for a while, we have staff here at the Sharks who worked with him when he was at the Dragons as a young player and none of us have any doubt that he will fit into our system here at Cronulla," Flanagan said.
"As we all know, Josh has big game experience having played in two Grand Finals and representing at the highest level. He has plenty of good football left in him and the young players in our squad will definitely benefit from having him around."
The Morris signing complements the recent acquisition of representative prop Aaron Woods, as well as the retention of Jayson Bukuya, Jack Williams, with more player re-signing news coming soon.
Morris will play out 2018 with the Bulldogs before linking with the Sharks later in the year for 2019 pre-season training.
Born – August 23, 1986 – Sydney
Junior Club – Kiama Knights
Height – 182 cm
Weight – 98kgs
Rep honours – 6 Tests for Australia, 14 games for NSW
NRL Debut – Dragons v Gold Coast, Suncorp Stadium, round 1, 2007
NRL games – 255
Tries scored - 120