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Morris keen to make his mark

By Steve Jancetic 01/07/2010 07:47:38 PM Comments (0)

Having dominated for club and country, NSW winger Brett Morris is desperate to conquer his final frontier as he looks to leave his mark on the Origin arena.

Amazingly after the first two matches of his State of Origin career Morris is without a four-pointer to his name - his drought yet another testament to the overall dominance of this current Queensland side.

While drawing a blank from two games would not constitute a barren run for most players, Morris has proved over the last two years for St George Illawarra and Australia that he is not like most players as he finds the tryline at a rate that has sent the bookmakers broke.

In his last 38 games for the Dragons he has scored a whopping 39 tries.

Think that's good?

Well at Test level his potency is unmatched by any player to have ever pulled on the green and gold with eight tries from just five Tests.

But at Origin level it's none from two.

"I've had a bit of success playing on the wing for Australia with the tries and some good games but I think Origin is probably the pinnacle of rugby league, it's the hardest game to play," Morris said.

"I haven't made my mark yet it's fair to say but hopefully we can get a bit of ball and show people what we can do.

"As a winger you like to be scoring tries to know you're doing your job and not just hanging out with footy players."

Not that Morris has had much opportunity to cross the stripe so far this series with the Blues thoroughly outplayed in the opening two games and the wingers starved of the ball.

He's also had a fair bit on his plate when the opposition's had the ball as he marks up on Maroons giant Israel Folau, Morris anticipating another torrid 80 minutes in the series finale on Wednesday night in what will be Folau's last Origin game before his move to AFL next season.

And that means another week of training under the high ball, with Morris admitting he'll need all the help he can get from his Blues teammates.

"You see it in every game of rugby league, the inside blokes give a little bit of protection just to add that extra half a second to help the other bloke catch the ball," Morris said.

"That's all you need, half a second and you can get up above them or put them off their run.

"I'm sure they'll be looking to send him out on a big note and I'm sure he'd love one of those tries that he scores off kicks.

"I'm sure there's going to be a lot of bombs coming my way but that's just part of your job as winger, you've got to defuse bombs and Izzy's probably he best jumper in the game."

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