NRL great lands coaching job after premature retirement

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The Sydney Roosters person announced erstwhile stars Brett Morris and Jason Ryles volition articulation the club's coaching unit arsenic assistants for play 2022.

Morris contiguous inked a two-year deal, portion Ryles enactment pen to insubstantial connected a three-year contract.

The 35-year-old Morris retired from the NRL this play aft an ACL wounded cruelly ended his twelvemonth successful Round 8.

A erstwhile Kangaroo and NSW Blues star, Morris played a full of 276 NRL games. He finished his vocation with the Roosters wherever helium was portion of the Tricolours' premiership triumph implicit the Raiders successful 2019.

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Brett Morris successful Roosters colours (Getty)

"Brett played much than 300 NRL and typical games and helium has an astute caput with a genuine attraction for making the players astir him better," Roosters manager Trent Robinson said.

"I've been fortunate to beryllium capable to observe Brett's keen oculus successful video sessions and retired connected the tract some astatine grooming and successful games implicit the past 3 years and I'm looking guardant to him applying his cognition and contributing to our improvement astatine the Sydney Roosters successful 2022."

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Meanwhile, Ryles besides enjoyed a stellar NRL vocation which included typical duties for NSW and Australia.

The 42-year-old played 249 NRL games, 46 of those with the Roosters successful seasons 2010 and 2011.

Ryles has besides held coaching roles with England's nationalist rugby national team, having antecedently worked nether Craig Bellamy astatine Melbourne.

Jason Ryles astatine an England grooming league (Getty)

"Jason is simply a divers thinker with a highly awesome shot nous which helium has harnessed implicit the past 2 decades arsenic an elite subordinate and coach," Robinson said.

"Jason is besides a beardown narration builder with immense integrity. I person nary uncertainty that helium volition lend importantly to our quest to beryllium amended each time and I americium looking guardant to moving with him."

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