Steve Morris biography

Steve Morris

Rugby Player, Award Winner

1957 –

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Who is Steve Morris?

Steve Morris is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 80s. A state and national representative, his club career was played with the St. George Dragons and the Eastern Suburbs Roosters.

Initially a halfback, Morris came to selectors' attention when playing for the Dapto club. In the 1978 season he gained selection in the New South Wales Country Rugby League side and was then chosen to represent New South Wales and Australia. He was the last player to represent Australia from a country club.

In season 1979 Morris joined the St George club and won a premiership in his debut year in the Sydney top grade. In the 1979 Grand Final he took out the Best Player award, the Dave Brown Medal.

In 1984, under Dragons coach Roy Masters, the speedy halfback made a very successful transition to the Wing position, that season he was awarded the 'Dally M' medal for winger of the year. He was the NSW Rugby Football League's top try scorer in 1984.

In all, Morris played 180 games for the Dragons over eight years at the club and whilst he did not represent for Australia again he made further appearances for the New South Wales Blues under the State of Origin selection criteria on the wing in game III of 1984 and game I of 1986.

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Born
Jun 19, 1957
Wollongong
Children
Nationality
  • Australia
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on July 23, 2013

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