Players of Interest – Brett Morris

2018 stats – games played (23), Average (40), tries (9)

2017 stats – games played (18), Average (38), tries (6)

If it seems as though it was a decade ago that Brett Morris (“B-Moz”) was carving up the NRL and scoring 20+ tries per season – well it was. In 2009 he scored 25 tries and in 2010 he scored 20 tries. Since then it’s been tough going for the former representative winger. In his last four years with the Dragons he averaged just 11.75 tries per year, decreasing a further to 8.5 in his four years at the Bulldogs.

But now – well, B-Moz is going from one of the worst teams in the comp (sorry, Joe) to one of the best teams, playing alongside Latrell Mitchell at the Roosters and slotting into the wing position vacated by Blake Ferguson. Ryan Hall is lurking and will be fit by round 6-8, at which point his return could spell bad news for B-Moz. However, hopefully by then his value has increased to a point where he can be traded for a fallen premium – all he requires is a fast start and a few tries running off Latrell (edit: it has been made very clear (LOL) to me that B-Moz may not be playing outside of Latrell. Point taken. He might still be an option even if he is on the other side…maybe….) in the first few weeks.

He is priced at only a 40 average so surely there is potential upside here given he is playing in such a strong attacking team. Outside of Mitchell, he will get some great finishing opportunities, and the ability to go looking for the dirty work that Mitchell doesn’t want to do.

He is a player that I have my eye on as a bit of a left field selection, hopefully with some upside. What about you?

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Site co-founder and all round SC tragic, Nick no longer writes too much these days but hosts the SC Report each week and looks after most of the site administration.

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moon the loon
moon the loon (@moon-the-loon)
2 years ago

nice effort in the WCC

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