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Morris boys savour first shared home Test

Morris boys savour first shared home Test
The Morris brothers Josh and Brett enjoy the aftermath of their win with the Kangaroos in the Trans-Tasman Test. Credit: Grant Trouville Copyright: NRL Photos
Twins Josh and Brett Morris played alongside each other for the fourth time in the green and gold in the Kangaroos' 30-18 Trans-Tasman Test win, equalling the record of the legendary Johns brothers, Matthew and Andrew, but the fact it was the first on home soil made it extra special.

Speaking to after the game, Brett Morris said there had been no shortage of family and friends coming out to witness the occasion.

"It certainly was special. And playing at Sydney, it's our first home Test together so all the family and friends were there, we racked up the numbers here at the stadium because there was plenty of them. It's always good to play in front of your family and friends," he said.

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He said the occasion and venue had been matched by the 25,000-strong crowd who got right behind the match.

"I thought the crowd was really into it, especially with the Kiwis getting out to a lead in the first half, it brought the crowd right into it. They were pretty vocal there. I thought it was a good crowd and it was good to come away with a win in the end there," Morris said.

Morris himself had an outstanding game, adding another two Test tries to take his tally along to 23 in just 18 matches and level with Kangaroos centre Greg Inglis, who also scored one on the night to go to 23 in 29 matches.

"I'm very fortunate to play on the end of this backline," he noted.

"There are some great players getting me the ball so I'm very fortunate to hold that position on the wing."

He said his opposing outside backs – including young stars Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and debutant Peta Hiku, as well as Morris's long-time clubmate Jason Nightingale, made up a dangerous outfit.

"It's a side they've picked on form and a lot of those guys are young. They could play Test footy for 10 years. This game's only going to do them a world of good and they're going to be stronger next time we play them," he said.

He added that matches like the one just played and the Fiji v Samoa Test to follow are good for the world game.

"We're going to see that with [Saturday] night's game with Fiji and Samoa, it's one of those games I'm really looking forward to watching,” he said.

"Especially with a Four Nations spot on the line, they're going to be really ripping in and tearing into each other. It's healthy for the world game and as we saw in the World Cup a lot of results shocked people so that's always good for international footy."

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