Morris twins make first Bulldogs appearance
A young student from Campsie Public School innocently asked the Morris twins on Tuesday whether the pair had fun playing in an NRL grand final.
To which Brett, the Bulldogs' star recruit politely answered: "I did, because I won."
But the former Dragon certainly doesn't expect the enjoyment to end at Belmore, a proud club that will have premiership ambitions next season after going down to South Sydney in the decider early last month.
And while re-uniting with twin brother Josh was the main attraction in deciding to bring his talents to western Sydney, Brett said adding another piece of premiership bling to his 2010 ring wasn't too far down the pecking order.
"At the Dragons, I played there the last couple of years and we missed the finals. And when you're sitting on the sidelines watching the finals series, you always want to be a part of it," Brett said.
"The 'Dogs have played in grand finals and that's something that I want to be a part of. They've kept most of the side together. Obviously they know what they have to do to get there.
"This Dogs side will definitely feature in finals football over the next couple of years and that was something I wanted to be a part of."
Brett, who has started training with the club's rehab group after signing last week, labelled the 2014 grand finalists ‘one of the best clubs in the comp’.
"They're a quality side, [they have] got a great forward pack and there's plenty of backs out there that can do some damage, it's not like I'm going to a club that's in a bad position," he said.
"They're certainly one of the best clubs in the comp and I certainly wanted to be a part of that."
Having rejected the strong advances of his brother by re-signing a long-term deal with the Bulldogs in March this year, Josh said he instantly turned the tables on Brett, whose deal with the Dragons was to end after the 2015 season.
Eight months and a breakthrough Origin series win – which they starred together – later, and the 28-year-old pair were on their first school visit together wearing the blue-and-white.
"He applied plenty of pressure whenever I was coming off contract," Josh said.
"And then earlier this year when I re-signed, I turned it right up and this time it seemed to work. It's awesome and I can't wait to play alongside him."
Asked how he had sold the club to his brother, Josh said: "I guess the way I think about the club and speak about the club, [it's] highly respected. The facilities they've got, the coaching staff, the board, and everything that I've ever wanted, they've given me.
"Without hesitation, they are a great club. They've got a great culture and I suppose I let Brett know about that more than a couple of times. Obviously when the contract stuff came up, and there was an option, I really pushed hard for him to come to the club."
While Brett will continue to be limited in his pre-season activity at least until Christmas, Josh also admitted his frustration in playing with an injured knee in the team's run to the grand final.
"Towards the end of the year it was starting to come good. It was quite frustrating obviously being limited in my attack," he said.
"But I've done literally nothing in this off-season. I've gone on a couple of holidays and had a few weddings, so really enjoyed this time off. I'll slowly build into the pre-season and the knee will be right."