Morris twins ready for last hurrah with Bulldogs
After six years playing in the same NRL side, twin brothers Brett and Josh Morris are preparing for one last hurrah together with the Bulldogs.
Josh, a centre, will play for the Sharks next years while Brett, a winger or fullback, is headed to the Sydney Roosters.
Josh said that fact Sunday's match against Cronulla is likely to be their last together probably won't hit home until Canterbury's season is over.
"It's been great to have him out there alongside me and after the match when we're walking around for that final time together it will sink in," Josh said.
"Playing together has enabled us to play our best football.
"We know each other's strength and weaknesses and we always push each other - we're probably our harshest critic to one another."
Reminiscing on a journey from playing backyard football together to debuting and playing for the club they had always dreamt of in the Dragons, has been two the most memorable moments for Brett Morris.
"We grew up down on the South Coast so we were both Dragons fans. So for us, it was a huge achievement to both debut for the club that we followed as kids, and the chance to do it together was even more special," Brett Morris said.
"Playing together in the backyard against our older brother, we'd always pretend to be Dragons players. So to get the chance to wear that jersey and run out together is something we never forget."
Brett said developing a combination with his new centre partner at the Roosters won't be as easy as it has been with his brother.
"It has been a lot easier playing outside Josh, and yes, building a combination will take time," Brett said.
"Josh is arguably one of the best centre defenders in the game and has been for a long time.
"Playing outside [of Josh], I always know that there's not much that's going to get through, he's a great defender and on the other hand he gave me great opportunities to score tries."
With the twins venturing off to new clubs and from the departure of halfback Moses Mbye and prop Aaron Woods half-way through the season, Josh said its now up to the young boys at the Bulldogs to build of the momentum they have created in recent weeks.
"Throughout the whole year the effort has always been there - there's probably been only one or two games where we've been blown off the park but in most we only lost by less than six points," Josh said.
"We've been very competitive over the last two months because we've found a style that works for us and I'm sure the boys will take this momentum into next year."