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Morris twins looking forward to going into battle for Blues

IT WILL be an especially proud night for the Morris household when New South Wales take the field in Wednesday night's State of Origin opener at Suncorp Stadium.

After playing together for the Blues for the first time in 2012, Brett (pictured, left) and Josh Morris have become a mainstay of the Blues' left side attack.

Brett has played all of his first grade NRL career with the St George-Illawarra Dragons, scoring 104 tries from his 161 games since his debut in 2006 to cement himself as one of the best finishers in the NRL.

Josh spent his first two seasons at the Dragons, before transferring to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 2009 where he stamped himself as one of the game's premier centres.

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While their club form has been outstanding, the stats show State of Origin has not been as happy a hunting ground as you would expect.

Josh is the luckier of the two, with three wins from eight appearances, as opposed to Brett's lone victory in game one last year (from nine appearances).

Regardless of on-field results, there is one place where the twins are always winners.

"To be in these rep sides together isn't just a proud moment for me and him, but for our whole family," Josh told APN.

"They love it when we play together."

Josh said he and Brett relished the chance to play rep footy together, adding that striving for higher honours was a goal for both of them.

That determination to play alongside each other has helped propel them to not only the NSW team, but also the Australian team for the last few seasons, and it is clear they both get more than just a representative game out of the experience.

"It's good to get in and spend a week or longer with him (Brett)," Josh said.

"We don't get to catch up much during the year so when we do it's always special."

Josh said he had an easy solution to that problem, suggesting his twin join him in the blue and white when his contract with the Dragons finishes at the end of next year.


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