Josh Morris eyes league future in coaching

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Josh Morris wants to make a move into coaching after his NRL retirement, with a call on his future expected to be made midway through this year.

Morris lined up for his 100th game alongside twin brother Brett on Anzac Day, with the pair showing no signs of stopping at age 34.

Brett revealed last week he one day wanted to climb the NRL coaching ranks after retirement, with Josh now keen to follow his path.

"It's something we both enjoy," Josh said.

"Over the last four or five years being able to mentor younger players and teach them what we've learned over the past 14 or 15 years.

"If there is a career post-football I would certainly be interested in it.

"Brett, hire me."

Neither Morris twin has confirmed their future beyond the end of this year, with the seemingly ageless duo still close to peak form.

Brett has scored 11 tries in six games this year, with the Anzac Day win over St George Illawarra the only match he has not crossed in this season.

He remains on track to potentially overtake Billy Slater as the game's second highest try-scorer by the end of the year, while he is 36 off Ken Irvine's record of 212.

Josh meanwhile is still as solid as ever in defence, and has barely let an opportunity slip on the right edge this year.

"As we said last year we'll make a call halfway through the year," Josh said.

"(We'll see) how we're feeling mentally and physically and make a call then."

Meanwhile,the Roosters have named Tedesco at fullback for Saturday's clash with Newcastle, however he will need an exemption to return from concussion.

If he does not recover in time, it's expected Brett will switch to left centre and Joey Manu will play as fullback as they did on Anzac Day.

In turn, that will mean Matt Ikuvalu starts on the wing, with Joseph Suaalii not expected to make a highly anticipated debut.