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John Morris returns to Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers is delighted to confirm that former player John Morris will be returning to the club as an assistant coach.

Morris played 300 games over 14 seasons in the NRL including three seasons at Wests Tigers, where he didn’t miss a game. 

The former hooker/halfback will join Benji Marshall’s coaching team on a four-year deal at the end of this season.

Morris guided Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks to the finals in his first two seasons as head coach, before joining South Sydney where he’s been an assistant coach for the past two years.

Wests Tigers assistant coach Benji Marshall, who will become head coach in 2024, says Morris will be a great addition to the coaching staff.

“We are really excited to welcome John and his family back to our club as an assistant coach,” said Marshall.

His experience, his character and his attention to detail are second to none.

Benji Marshall

“He is a very good person, a dedicated family man, and we share the same values.

“I have complete trust in him and know he’ll do a great job for us.”

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe is delighted to welcome Morris back to the club.

“John was identified as someone who has been a head coach, knows what it takes to be a head coach, and how much hard work is required,” said Pascoe.

John was a thorough professional as a player and he’s taken that same work ethic into his role as a coach.

Justin Pascoe

“He will be a welcome addition to the coaching team we have for next season and beyond.

“I welcome John and his family back to the club and look forward to him working closely with Benji and our other assistants.”

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