Clifford Morris signs on with Brothers after a year with Kangaroos

Clifford Morris will play for his third Group Nine club in three years after moving to Brothers.
Clifford Morris will play for his third Group Nine club in three years after moving to Brothers.

Clifford Morris will play for his third Group Nine club in three years after moving to Brothers.

One year after switching to Kangaroos, Morris will join a plethora of former Junee teammates at the Wagga club.

The chance at an elusive premiership is one of the reasons behind the move.

He’s excited about where the club is heading in with Terry Westblade at the helm for his first full season and has high hopes.

“I think they are heading in the right direction,” Morris said. 

“After talking to the coach and the assistant coach I think they are on the right track.

“They’ve struggled for a few years now and missed finals and I’d like to try to get them back into the finals.”

Westblade knows Morris from his time at Corrimal.

He’s more than happy to have him on board and expects he’ll add plenty of depth to the forward pack.

“It will add some depth and a little bit of competition which will be good,” Westblade said.

“Hopefully we can get the best out of Clifford.

“He played well last year.”

Morris is looking forward to the chance to line up alongside the likes of Peter Little once more.

“I thought it was time to change with a few of my mates playing over there and my cousin (Little),” Morris said.

“I just like what they are about.

“I enjoyed playing footy with those boys and that made the decision a bit easier – knowing that they are over there.”

It means he will now of played at all three Wagga club.

The 28-year-old came through junior ranks at Southcity before having a crack at the NRL with St George Illawarra.

He returned for a season with Kangaroos in 2010 before going back to Wollongong to play with Corrimal.

He moved back to the Riverina to be part of the Diesels run to the 2015 grand final before having another season with Junee.

He was part of the mass exodus last off-season, but unlike most of his former teammates decided to join Kangaroos.

Morris played 17 games for Kangaroos last year but admitted he’s looking for a new challenge.

“I’m still trying to chase that elusive premiership,” he said.

“I come pretty close with Junee and would like to snag one before I retire.

“We will just have to wait and see how the season pans out but hopefully we are there at the business end.”

He’s looking to slot in the back row with the club.

The departure is a blow for Kangaroos who are yet to make a move through the off-season.