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Morris brothers get in on RLWC family act

They're room mates at the Rugby League World Cup, now twins Josh and Brett Morris have a chance to prove they should be inseparable on the field for Australia.
Morris brothers get in on RLWC family act
by AAP

By Liam FitzGibbon

LONDON, Nov 6 AAP - They're room mates at the Rugby League World Cup, now twins Josh and Brett Morris have a chance to prove they should be inseparable on the field for Australia.

In a tournament littered with sibling combinations, the Kangaroos are getting in on the act with the 27-year-old brothers named to play side-by-side in Saturday's clash with Ireland in Limerick.

Canterbury centre Josh will line up inside St George Illawarra winger Brett for the third time in the green and gold.

Australia have won both previous matches in which the brothers played next to each other, a fact the duo won't let Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens forget.

While Brett looks set to feature on the wing in Sheens' first-choice side come the finals, Josh is battling the likes of Brent Tate and Michael Jennings for a starting spot.

And Sheens is keen to see if the brotherly connection is worth pursuing later in the tournament.

"They remind me frequently we haven't lost a Test when both of them play together," Sheens told AAP on Wednesday.

"His (Josh) combination with his brother is one of the things I want to have a look at.

"No doubt that's a plus in their selection."

Morris' selection in the centres ahead of Jennings indicates he may be ahead of the Sydney Roosters flyer in the selection pecking order.

However, Sheens hinted North Queensland veteran Tate remains the front-runner to partner Greg Inglis in the big games ahead.

Tate returns to the side to face Ireland after he was rested from the win over Fiji last week.

"The boys that have played and beat England are still fresh in my mind," Sheens said.

"I think the guys themselves would understand they would have to play themselves out of their rather than someone play their way in at this point."


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