Roosters further bolster backline with Morris signing

Steve Zemek
Canterbury's Brett Morris has signed a two-year deal with the Roosters

The Sydney Roosters have signed Brett Morris to a two-year NRL deal, further strengthening their backline for next year.

After last week announcing the signature of powerful English winger Ryan Hall, the Tricolours on Wednesday confirmed former NSW and Australian flyer Morris had signed with the club for next season.

It means coach Trent Robinson will boast one of the competition's strongest backlines next year, with Latrell Mitchell, James Tedesco, Joseph Manu and Daniel Tupou competing for just five spots.

Hall and Morris will compete for the wing position vacated by Parramatta-bound Blake Ferguson.

It also caps an impressive signing spree by the Roosters, who have also added NSW back-rower Angus Crichton to their books for next year.

Morris was not offered a new deal by Canterbury because of the club's salary cap problems.

Twin brother Josh has already committed to Cronulla next year.

31-year-old Brett has played 231 NRL games for St George Illawarra - including their 2010 grand final win - and the Bulldogs as well as playing 18 Tests for Australia and making 15 State of Origin appearances for NSW.

"Brett is one of the most experienced finishers in the game with plenty of good football still in him and we are pleased to have secured his services," Roosters recruitment manager Adam Hartigan said.

"Not only will Brett add experience and depth to our squad, he will also be a terrific mentor to some of the younger backs here at the club."