Brett Morris has pleaded for the Cronulla Sharks to let his identical twin brother Josh Morris join the Roosters.
The Sharks denied Morris' request to join twin brother Brett at the Sydney Roosters to fill their vacant centre spot.
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Coach John Morris all but conceded Morris would start the season in the unfamiliar fullback spot because of injuries to Josh Dugan and Matt Moylan.
But his brother, off with the Roosters team to the UK to defend their world title, pleaded with the Sharks to allow his brother to join him at the back end of their careers.
"Let him go, let him come over," he said to Channel Nine News.
"It would [make him happy]. I'm not saying he is unhappy at the Sharks either, but I think he'd fit in well to our club.
"You know exactly what you're going to get with Josh, he's a quality player and a quality human.”
.@sydneyroosters winger @bmozzle has made an impassioned plea for the @Cronulla_Sharks to release his twin brother Josh, so the two can finish their careers together. @Danny_Weidler #9News pic.twitter.com/xIZTlCq8Et— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) February 13, 2020
Sharks’ pre-season trouble
It also comes as questions continue to surround the short and long-term future of Dugan, who has struggled with a knee injury during the pre-season.
Moylan remains in a persistent battle with a re-occurring hamstring issue that plagued most of his 2019 campaign.
It has left Josh Morris with the enormous task of taking on a jumper he hasn't worn since the final game of the regular season with Canterbury in 2013.
Graham on Tuesday backed the 33-year-old to do the job, declaring the him among the squad's best trainers over the summer.
"I think he'll be fine. To be honest, he's been one of our best trainers. Him and Aaron Woods," Graham told the Big Sports Breakfast.