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NRL within reach for kiwi player Morgan Harper

Josh Morris, former Canterbury Bulldogs player, has suggested that Morgan Harper is a leading contender to take over his spot in the backline in 2019. 

“I was pretty stoked to hear that coming from a player like Josh, he’s played Origin and for Australia,” he said.

“For him to see potential in me, it gave me a lot of confidence going into the (NSW Cup) finals. It gave me belief that I could one day play NRL.”

Harper’s clime to the NRL has risen steadily over the last six months and looks set to make his first-grade debut in the Bulldogs’ season opener against the Warriors in his native New Zealand on March 16.

He accepted an offer to take up a contract at Belmore in 2017, “I took it on as an opportunity, I had to take it on. It’s heaps different to home. The amount of people and what goes on." “I also just love playing football and want to get better and better.” Which he definately has done. He came up with the match-winning play in the Bulldogs’ reserve grade grand final victory, producing a one-on-one strip on Newtown’s Matt Evans before racing 15 metres to score and break a 12-12 deadlock with nine minutes remaining.

 

Originally published as NRL within reach for small town Kiwi anointed next Josh Morris

Bulldogs centre Morgan Harper making a half break. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images

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