Special victory for Morris
Monday 15 October 2012 11:36 AM
The Kangaroos’ 18-10 victory over the Kiwis on Saturday night was particularly special for brothers Josh and Brett Morris, who celebrated their first game together in the green and gold on Australian soil with a win.
Speaking with Channel 9 after the game, Brett described the occasion as “a dream come true”.
“Obviously when we were little kids, we always wanted to play for Australia growing up,” Morris said. “Playing in the backyard, we were always going against each other, but playing on the same side of the field together in a test match, it’s a massive achievement for both of us.
“It’s something we’ll never forget.
“We roomed together, so I got to spend a week with him which was good. We don’t get to do it too much, and we played a few pranks on the coaching staff which is always good.”
Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith has enjoyed a stellar 2012, finishing as the victorious captain at club, state and national levels.
“It’s pretty nice to go around the field when you’ve won a few big games,” Smith said. “I’ve just had a fantastic year, and it’s nice to finish with a win with the Kangaroos.”
When quizzed about his immediate future, Smith suggested an extended break was in order.
“I think I’ll just put the feet up, it’s been a pretty big year.
“We started the year well with Melbourne, then we got into a pretty grueling Origin series, which took the toll on myself personally and the whole team down in Melbourne. We got a series win there, and we had a pretty special year with the Storm and won a premiership.”
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