Cronulla land Josh Morris for 2019

Drew Darbyshire

Josh Morris has signed a two-year contract with Cronulla from 2019 due to Canterbury’s salary cap crisis.

The 31-year-old centre has been at the Bulldogs since 2009 and has played over 200 games for the club, scoring 100 tries.

Morris will bolster an already strong backline at the Sharks, competing for places with the likes of Valentine Holmes, Matt Moylan, Josh Dugan and Sione Katoa.

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan thinks Morris’ experience of playing for Australia and New South Wales will benefit the squad.

He said: “I’ve known Josh for a while, we have staff here at the Sharks who worked with him when he was at the Dragons as a young player and none of us have any doubt that he will fit into our system here at Cronulla.

“As we all know, Josh has big game experience having played in two Grand Finals and representing at the highest level.

“He has plenty of good football left in him and the young players in our squad will definitely benefit from having him around.”

Morris will play out the rest of the 2018 NRL season with the Bulldogs before linking up with the Sharks.