There was speculation that Morris remained in problem as the Sharks began 2020 with a 1-4 record, but he has turned things around and in spite of being under contract for next season, the club desires to lock him away long-lasting.
Melbourne Storm prop Christian Welch. (Getty) JAMES EXTRAORDINARY PROMISE TO RAIDERS
Ryan James has actually backed himself in a huge method to revive his career at the Raiders over the next two seasons.
After two knee restorations in the past 2 years at the Titans, numerous expected the 29-year-old prop to retire.
But James has actually taken a pay cut of around 50 per cent of his $600,000 a season salary with the Titans – and made the Raiders a pledge.
The long-serving prop has informed the Raiders that if he does not manage 15 or more NRL games in 2021, he will leave the club and not take the clubs money the list below year.
I do not know what is if thats not dedication.
Cronulla Sharks coach John Morris. (Getty) HOPPAS STAND-OFF WITH MANLY OVER SON
Im hearing there is tension between Manly and John Hopoate over the previous bad kids boy Albert.
Young Albert is a weapon who has actually had 2 knee reconstructions in the previous 2 seasons however has actually lastly restored his fitness.
The child cant rather crack Manlys top team and father John is demanding leading dollar for the kid for next season.
Manly hesitate to pay at this stage and shipped the youngster off to the Warriors on a loan deal recently.
That may be a great thing for both parties – it provides Albert the possibility to show himself in leading company and possibly secure the offer his daddy craves with the Sea Eagles for 2021.
DRAGONS MOVE TO SIGN QLD ORIGIN FORWARD
Word is the Dragons are preparing a huge deal for the Storms in-form forward Christian Welch.
The very best forward on the field in the win over the Roosters last Thursday night, Welch is off-contract and the Storm are struggling to maintain him.
With Tyson Frizell going to the Knights and continuing enigma over the future of Jack DeBelin, Welch would be ideal for the Dragons.
I put the concept to Welch last week and here is his reply: “Yes mate, we are likely to have discussions however havent fulfilled or talked yet.”
In a season where coaches are fast ending up being an endangered species, one guy is poised to secure his future.
The Sharks have started talks to extend John Morris, who took over the reins when the club was in tatters following the deregistration of Shane Flanagan for breaching the conditions of his suspension early last year.
Morris directed the Sharks into the finals in his rookie season and again has the group well-placed in the confrontation to the big video games this year.
Many individuals believed Morris was simply a fill-in as the Sharks looked for a big name coach when Flanagan was suspended – however his results are on the board and the Sharks are pleased with the way he has actually turned into the function.
He has the support of the men who will decide his fate – club chairman Steve Mace and president Dino Mezzatesta.