Morris: Honoured To Be Captain
By Rachael Price
St George Illawarra Dragons winger Brett Morris will lead by example against the Gold Coast Titans at Jubilee Oval, Kogarah on Sunday.
The Australia international stood-in as captain for the team’s trip to the nation’s capital last round following skipper Ben Creagh’s late omission with a minor hamstring strain.
Creagh has not been named this round but remains under observation by Club medical staff with Morris acknowledging he is happy to take over the responsibility once more if required.
“It was really important that we won in Canberra; it’s great to break that streak and score a few tries was a great feeling,” said Morris.
“We haven’t played down there for a long time and it was definitely the best conditions we’ve played in against the Raiders.
“We’ve been working on a few things and we try to get or game plan at top notch so we don’t have to rely on off-the-cuff maneuvers.
“We have a couple of day games coming up where the ball stays relatively dry and where we can work on those wide passes without worrying about it being dropped.
“There are a few things we’ll be working on the lead up to the Titans game.
“I think Ben Creagh should be ready for the weekend; obviously he was very disappointed that he wasn’t able to get out there against the Raiders and play.
“We have the depth at the club that if someone gets injured we have another guy to step up and play and that’s what happened on the weekend.
“Peter Mata’Utia played really well and he’s been improving every week in the Cutters; he got his opportunity to show his skill on the weekend and I think he took it with both hands.
“He played outstanding on the weekend and he set me up for a couple of tries so I was pretty happy about it.”