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‘Absolutely incredible’: Morris madness

As if the Sydney Roosters needed the help, the back-to-back premiers have seen a resurgence of the Morris twins.

The 33-year-old brothers each scored against the Melbourne Storm, with Brett Morris’ 54th minute try bringing up the pair’s 300th try together.

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Brett is already seventh on the all-time try scorers list but with the way he’s going, he could soon be fourth with Brett Stewart (163), Terry Lamb (164) and Andrew Ettinghausen (165) firmly in his sights as he claimed his 160th four pointer.

With 141 for Josh — good for 20th all-time — it’s an incredible record for the twins, who followed in their try scoring father’s footsteps.

Josh appeared to seal the result with try 301 between the pair with a try that Channel 9 commentator Phil Gould called “absolutely incredible” as he shrugged off Suliasi Vunivalu and twisted his body over the line.

Andrew Voss on Fox League said it “borders on a miracle”.

“You can’t bend plasticine like you just bent Josh Morris,” Voss added.

Steve had 122 from 246 matches doe the Dragons and Roosters but even he admitted in a story on NRL.com last week that the twins “smacked my backside well and truly”.

If the Morris twins can play on, with how well the ageless stars are playing, who knows how far up the try scoring list the pair can go.

For the record, Ken Irvine’s 212 has been the magical mark, while Billy Slater is second with 190 and Steve Menzies third with 180.

Social media went nuts for the incredible twins.

Unfortunately it might not be enough with the Storm hitting back from 22-12 down to make it a thrilling finish.

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