The Bulldogs' big win was no doubt set up by a massive effort from their forwards but you wouldn't know Test and Origin winger Morris was playing his first game of 2016 after a long-term layoff with a knee injury.

Morris returned from a serioues knee injury that had kept him on the sidelines since the semi-final loss to the Roosters in the 2015 finals series.

The flying 29-year-old showed no ill effects of the serious injury as his old pace looked to be there right from his first touch as he racked up 146 metres, five tackle breaks and three tries.