By STEVE MASCORD
FLYER Brett Morris has revealed be made a pledge to himself after fearing he had cost St George Illlawarra Saturday’s game against the Warriors.
Morris had the ball dislodged as he ran it out of the Dragons in-goal when the Eden Park clash was finely poised with 14 minutes left, the home side dotting down.
Video referees took considerable time to determine defender Ben Henry had been offside chasing the kick, meaning the try would be chalked off.
“When it happened, I thought they were probably offside in the first place but I shouldn’t have dropped the ball,” said Morris.
“I had it in my head that the next time I got the ball, I was going to make up for it.
“It worked out – I ran 100 metres to score a try.”
Grabbing a kick in his own in-goal three minutes later, Morris bagged a touchdown that will be tough to beat all season.
“I was lucky to scoop that up and run the length,” he said.
“To get that one and ease some pressure for the boys … it’s a big help
“I was buggered by the end of it, I just wanted to lay there a bit and catch my breath back.”
Meanwhile, boom five-eighth Gareth Widdop says match officials were to blame for his off-balance field goal with three minutes remaining. The one-pointer showcased the freakish skills of the Halifax junior.
“The ref was sort of in the way and i got a bad pass,” said Widdop. “It was just a reaction. I just put it on the left foot and it went over.
“I was setting up for one, but like I said, the ref was in the way a fair bit and I couldn’t get in position.”
And in-form Dragons forward Tyson Frizzel credits his World Cup campaign with Wales for his powerful start to the season.
“I’m a young fella, I can get through,” said Frizzel. “The older fellas, they struggle a bit. But they get good time off at the start of the season.
“I don’t mind playing a bit of international footy … As long as I’m right for the start of the (next)season.”
Filed for: RUGBY LEAGUE WEEK