SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: Joshua Morris of the Bulldogs is tackled during the round 17 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Canberra Raiders at Belmore Sports Ground on July 7, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs centre Josh Morris looks set to leave the club on a proposed two-year deal with the Cronulla Sharks, according to NRL.com.

Morris is the latest big name star to depart Canterbury due to salary cap dramas, with reports suggesting he’ll be at the Shire from 2019 and beyond.

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan believes Josh Morris is the answer for the Sharks’ inexperienced backline, as Edrick Lee, Jesse Ramien and Ricky Leutele will all depart the club at seasons end.

Morris arrived at Canterbury in 2009, and has played 208 games for the Dogs, scoring 100 tries and partaking in the 2012 and 2014 Grand Finals.

The move looks set to end the playing careers of the Morris brothers at the same club, as Brett Morris too is coming off-contract at the end of the year.

If the move is successful, Morris will link up with ex-teammate Aaron Woods, who also had to leave Canterbury because of ongoing salary cap issues.

No confirmation about the signing from both clubs has been announced as of yet.

15 COMMENTS

  1. aaron woods on big $$$ & mail is josh morris has signed for $ 750,000 feel for the bulldogs but then how can the sharks still sign these 2 , they lose rammon, leteli, but thy are on peanuts anyway ,

  2. aaron woods on big $$$ & mail is josh morris has signed for $ 750,000 feel for the bulldogs but then how can the sharks still sign these 2 , they lose rammon, leteli, but they are on peanuts anyway ,

  3. Agree onloan. Just waiting for the media to start rolling out “Flanagan and the sharks are just amazing at managing the cap”. Apparently this one line washes away any power that the laws of mathematics have.

  4. Anyone who believes a washed up centre like Josh Morris was signed for $750k by the sharks has rocks in their heads.

      • If morris signed for half that then it still raises eyebrows. Sharks have picked up everybody this season – Moylan in exchange (1/1) for underpaid Maloney, Dugan $850 for Bird $400, Aaron Gray for Beale and a bunch of other church change swaps. Now they’ve taken on woods for $500k and probably Morris for maybe $3-400k. And yes, even cronulla player salaries would have escalation clauses unless the players have got crap managers. Did the sharks really have like $1-1.5m spare in the cap.

    • The sharks are pretty retarded, I mean they’re paying Dugan that much so it’s not beyond the realms of possibility. Why they would pay anything for an injury prone well over the hill centre is a mystery, but hey, it is the sharks – not exactly known for rational decision making.

  5. Hilarious, between Morris and Dugan you might get a total of 15 games out of them a season, just not at the same time and all for $1.5 million. I guess with the money they saved on the non-performance enhancing drugs they can afford an infinite cap like the roosters.

    • What they really need to do is sign a hooker masquerading as a half back on $1m a year and they’d be right up there with the real dumb recruiters of the NRL. The only hilarious thing about this are the Dragon supporters accusing other clubs of paying overs again. Cronulla has managed their cap better than most and have at least been proactive for 2019. A back line of Barba, Holmes, Katoa, Morris, Dugan, Moylan and Townsend/Flanagan doesn’t look too bad at all. The mergers should be more concerned about their own wheels coming off over the next month or so instead of what others are doing for next year. Their recruiting has been up to it’s usual flat-line of inspiration

      • Hahaha, once again princess you’ve proven you are just full of fail. That backline you have just listed is rubbish and you don’t even have Barba yet. Overs? What do you call what you paid Dugan? You’ve got lots of value out of him haven’t you? You seem to have a bit of a boner over Hunt, I’m guessing that jealous streak of yours must be burning bright seeing that you don’t have any decent halves to speak of. I wouldn’t worry too much about our recruiting little fella, seeing we provide 2/3 of the blues forward pack amongst other rep players I don’t think it’s really an issue. But someone with your lack of mental prowess would probably struggle to see the obvious.

  6. WTF is wrong with you idiots? Dugan was signed last year for $650,000. Woods is costing us $500,000 and Morris reportedly $400,000.
    We were already a million under the cap so that’s gone on Woods and Morris.
    We are still going to sign a few as we lost leutele who was on $350,000, Segeyaro on $450,000, Lee $250,000, Paulo not sure how much and Ramien not sure but not much so sad we are losing him.
    We still have plenty of room about 1.3 million.
    You idiots ruin this sight with all your dribble especially brissydragon and Dopey Daffy!
    Up Up Cronulla!

  7. Shove it shonkytowin, Dugan turned down $750K from Dragons for another $50K to play centre, because he didn’t want to play centre at dragons. Flanagan short-stroked his ego so he he followed the little bit extra money even though it wasn’t about the money, it was about the respect … apparently

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