Morris: Fullback Made Me Better
Thursday 15 November 2012 11:00 AM
St George Illawarra Dragons winger Brett Morris believes has credited his stint as fullback for helping him become a tougher player.
The Dragons Player of the Year was bestowed the custodian’s role for a long tenure during last season’s campaign which the player himself admits forced him to become a ‘harder’ runner of the ball.
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The Australia international has also credited the position for giving him a greater awareness of the overall game being player on the park which forced him to be more alert in his movement.
“It was one of the best seasons I had individually playing fullback and on the wing as well as getting a taste of representative football too,” said Morris.
“Playing fullback last year helped with my vision seeing the ball and more of what was happening on the field.
“Running that little bit harder as a fullback helped my hard running when I did return to the wing.
“I hope to replicate it this year and if I can it will put me in good stead.”
Morris, 26, resumed pre-season training this week after an extended off-season due to his international commitment and is pleased to be back around his teammates.
“It’s actually good to be back at training,” said Morris.
“Obviously we didn’t finish the way we wanted to last season so for me personally it’s the start of another big year.
“I was fortunate to get another week off which was good and I played house-dad looking after my little girl.
“It’s great to be back though being around the boys and seasons are made during the pre-season.
“My focus now is getting fit and getting my body as ready as I can for next year.”