Rod Morris

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 12th June, 1950
Current Age
69 years and 71 days
Place Of Birth
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Known Family Links

Brother
Des Morris

Biography

Brisbane Easts forward, originally from Ipswich, first represented Queensland in 1976. A rock-solid prop, Morris was a member of the Australian side that won the World Cup in 1977 and made his Test debut against NZ the following year after coming off the reserve bench. Touring with the 1978 Kangaroos, he played in the Third and deciding Test against Great Britain as well as the First Test against France. Signing with Balmain in 1979, he played for NSW against Queensland (with brother Des Morris in the opposing pack) and was a member of the Australian team that defeated the Lions three Tests to nil. A member of Queensland's first State of Origin team, he continued his Test career on the 1980 tour of NZ and in two Tests against France the following year. Morris returned to Brisbane in 1982, captaining Wynnum-Manly to its first ever premiership, and made his second Kangaroo tour at the end of the year at the veteran age of 32. He made the last of his 15 Test appearances against France on the unbeaten tour.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1978-82 15 1 -   - 3 14 1 0 93.33% Match list
Overall 1978-1982 15 1 0   0 3 14 1 0 93.33% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1978-1982 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1982 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
QLD Firsts 1976-78, 1982 7 - -   - - 1 6 0 14.29% Match list
NSW Firsts 1979-81 6 - -   - - 6 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1979-80 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Queensland 1980-82 4 - -   - - 4 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1976-1982 19 0 0   0 13 6 0 68.42% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRFL 1979 20 1 -   - 3 12 7 1 60.00% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1980 17 2 -   - 6 5 12 0 29.41% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1981 18 1 -   - 3 3 14 1 16.67% Match list
Overall 1979-1981 55 4 0   0 12 20 33 2 36.36% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1979-81 55 4 -   - 12 20 33 2 36.36% Match list
Overall 1979-1981 55 4 0   0 12 20 33 2 36.36% Match list

Your Say

len conroy says: Rod was a powerful tighthead front rower and he was a hard running forward and a wonderful defender on the blind side and he was a great player to have in your side and I was proud to have coached him. Len Conroy (12/01/2012)

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