24 Sep 2012

Third Morris set for premiership glory

12:27 pm on 24 September 2012

Proud rugby league dad Steve Morris is hoping to welcome his family's third premiership winner on Sunday with son Josh just 80 minutes away from an NRL title with the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Steve, who starred in the Dragons' 1979 grand final triumph over the Doggies, is already part of an exclusive group of eight premiership-winning fathers whose sons have achieved the same honour after Josh's twin Brett won a title with St George Illawarra in 2010.

And now the Morris's are on the verge of an even rarer family trifecta if the Bulldogs can beat Melbourne in Sunday's grand final at Sydney's ANZ Stadium.

A win for the Bulldogs would mean Steve Morris joins Canterbury's 1980 premiership winner Garry Hughes as the only player to have more than one son win a competition.

Hughes' boys Glen (1995) and Corey (2004) both landed premiership rings with the Bulldogs.