After nine long years between premiership success, Sydney Roosters winger Brett Morris has expressed his delight at once again lifting the NRL trophy.
Having played a key role in St George Illawarra's drought-breaking 2010 premiership, the Kiama product was one of the Roosters best in Sunday's controversial victory.
The performance came after an outstanding season for the 33-year-old and Morris said the grand final victory was the culmination of a year of hard work.
"They're both up there," Morris said of his two premierships. "2010 for me at the Dragons, I was a Dragons fan growing up, it had been such a long time between premierships. This one was different.
"With the Roosters, I was new to the club, I just wanted to go out there and prove myself, make sure these guys trust me and know I can do a job for them, and obviously the whole back-to-back thing was there as well, but I wasn't a part of that last year.
"For me personally, it was just about trying to play the best footy I could.
"So much work goes into the year, I was back pretty early in the pre-season slugging it away with blokes who are about 10-12 years younger than me and it's all worth it now."
This season could have looked very different for Morris, with the winger coming extremely close to returning to St George Illawarra midway through last year.
Instead it was the Roosters who poached the NSW and Australian representative and after an injury-riddled start to the season, Morris eventually repaid the faith shown by coach Trent Robinson.
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Now, with a second premiership to his name, he said the situation could not have worked out any better for him.
"That almost happened," Morris said of a return to the Dragons. "The Dogs were going through a tough time there, they released a few people, it's just what happened. The Dragons had every chance to try and sign me, but they didn't.
"It wasn't a money thing, certain things fell into place and it just didn't happen. They had their chance to offer me a contract and they didn't. The Roosters did and the end is history."
Having signed a two-year contract with the Roosters, Morris confirmed he will be back in 2020 as his side embarks on a quest to win three in a row.
Even with the loss of the retiring Cooper Cronk, Morris said the squad still possesses the talent to have a crack at pulling off the incredible feat.
"This year has just been one of the most enjoyable in my career. As you get older, you tend to appreciate things a lot more, you know the end's only just around the corner.
"The amount of training I've done, the new guys that I've met throughout the year, it's been so much fun. When you can walk into your job and it doesn't feel like a chore, you certainly want to keep going back.
"I'm still here next year and with this squad, there's no reason why we can't be successful again."
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