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News Josh Morris upset by Cronulla’s refusal to release him to join Roosters

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  1. Spoonman84

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    Veteran centre Josh Morris was “filthy” on the Cronulla Sharks when coach John Morris signed Jesse Ramien from the Newcastle Knights.

    Morris has now asked for a release to play the final year of his career at the Sydney Roosters, alongside his brother Brett.

    The 33-year-old Origin star raised his concerns late last year with Morris, according to his agent David Riollo.

    “Josh was disappointed the club signed someone above him,” Riollo told The Daily Telegraph.

    “Nothing at all against Jesse but, as a senior player, it can be hard to take. But that’s life and Josh just got on with it although he was pretty filthy. We flagged it with the club back then.

    “Again, it’s not Jesse. The club made the decision which they are entitled to do.”

    The Roosters want him as a replacement for rookie Billy Smith, who had been earmarked to replace Latrell Mitchell in the centres.

    Riollo says Morris was reluctant to ask the Sharks for the release


    “He agonised for four days about approaching them,” Riollo said. “He likes John Morris and he loves the players.

    “He wants to go because he wants to finish his career with his brother and play in his preferred position as a centre. That’s all this is about.”

    Riollo insists there is no financial gain to switch clubs.

    “The Roosters are prepared to pay exactly what he is on at the Sharks,” Riollo said.

    “He’s got a contract at Cronulla and he respects that but the conditions have changed. He was signed as a centre but understands nothing is guaranteed.

    “An appealing opportunity came up and that’s what he wants to do.”


    Fox Sports’ James Hooper reported the Sharks would block the request to quit. This is despite the fact Ramien and Bronson Xerri would be the preferred choices as starting centres for the opening of the season.

    The Sharks are also dealing with the delicate situation surrounding $900,000 outside back Josh Dugan.

    “We still waiting for a response from the club,” Riollo said. “It’s not right that we are reading about in the media.”

    Morris is just 14 games shy of becoming a 300-game NRL player at Sharks, Bulldogs and St George Illawarra Dragons since he started in 2007.

    Cronulla’s head of football Phil Moss was unavailable for comment last night. Josh Morris declined to comment.

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...s/news-story/53f05d5448dcc643e2b844f9f1eba19e
     
  2. Spoonman84

    Spoonman84 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It will be interesting to see what type of attitude J Moz has this season if he stays at Cronulla...
     
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  3. Papa Emeritus

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    This is how our club should have behaved when people wanted out when in contract. A contract should actually mean something.
     
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  4. Squash the Berries!

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    The Rorters had found some space to fit him under the salary cap.

    The Rorters have called for an investigation as to how they failed to get their man.

     
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  5. silva

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    Pretty obvious Theyve leaked this to pressure the sharks to release him
     
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  6. bulldog butch

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    Strange it's because he wants to finish his career of with his brother, did he just realise the contract he signed was not going allow for this to happen
     
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  7. Dannyboi88

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    Josh served our club well and if he wants to go to roosters then let him go they don’t need xerri Morris ramian Dugan on there books and none of them will want to play wing
     
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  8. Alan79

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    There must be a few clubs sticking to their guns in wanting to keep their players. J Moz didn't seem unhappy until another offer dropped on the table.
     
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    Politis won’t take him. The dodgy prick knows better. He’s washed up Jmoz. Was once a great player but his time is up
     
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    The Sharks recruitment the last few seasons has been questionable at best. They've put themselves in this situation, so now they gotta deal with it.
     
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    The Chooks are really thin in outside backs when you consider Hall and B Moz are so fragile on top of Billy Smiths injury and Latrell leaving.
     
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    You don't keep unhappy players or it will make the dressing room toxic.
     
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    Something doesn't add up at the Sharks. How the hell do they have 4 established first grade centres on the books?
     
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    One thing is certain out if this story, he can’t say he is home sick and needs to be at home
     
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    Thought this would have been perfect in terms of the salary cap issues sharks were having? Or are they maybe trying to sell the roosters on taking Dugan?
     
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    They should let Josh Morris go. I really hopes he pairs up with Brett and wins the Premiership (if we don't). It would be a shame if he didn't win one.

    As for the Sharks, they have two specialist centers in Xerri and Ramien and Josh Morris really isn't utilised to the best of his ability on the wing... perhaps if they don't release Josh Morris they will pay the price of Roosters taking Xerri away.
     
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    Too bad. I don’t want the roosters gaining benefit out of this. Also the sharks are in a mess with so many centres on the books, deal with it. Suck shit to the lot
     
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    Boo hoo another bitch wants to break his contract.

    I hope sharks play him in reserves.
     
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    Sharks signed Raimen when we wanted him let’s not forget.

    Suck shit.
     
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    How many centres do the sharks want josh is right
     
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