Glenn Morrison

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Glenn Morrison
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Personal information
Nickname Silver Surfer
Born (1976-05-28) 28 May 1976 (age 38)
Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996–1997 Balmain Tigers 41 7 0 0 28
1998–1999 North Sydney Bears 42 9 0 0 36
2000–2004 North Queensland 94 32 20 0 168
2005–2006 Parramatta Eels 45 15 0 0 60
2007–2009 Bradford Bulls 56 23 0 0 92
2010–2011 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 46 10 0 0 40
Total 324 96 20 0 424
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–2005 Country Origin 4 0 0 0 0
2011 Exiles 1 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Representative
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2012– Dewsbury Rams  ?  ?  ?  ?
As of 14 November 2011
Source: Yesterday's Hero and Rugby League Project

Glenn Adam Morrison (born 28 May 1976 in Canterbury, New South Wales) is the head coach of Dewsbury Rams.[2] He is a former Australian professional rugby league player who played for the Parramatta Eels, Balmain Tigers, North Sydney Bears, and the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League before moving to England to play for the Bradford Bulls and then the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

In 2001 Morrison was named the Cowboys' player of the year.[3]

Glenn Morrison in action for Bradford

In January, 2007, Bradford Bulls Head Coach, Steve McNamara, appointed Morrison as vice-captain in his inaugural season at the club. That same year, Morrison made the Super League Dream Team. Morrison also won the T&A Player of the Year as well as the coaches' award, Players' Player of the Year and Supporters' Player of the Year titles in 2007

In 2008, Morrison made 733 tackles, the sixth highest in the entire competition.

After three years with the Bradford Bulls, Morrison signed with the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for 2010 season. After a successful first season at Wakefield wildcats he signed for a further season in 2011.[4]

In June 2011, Morrison was selected as a reserve in the inaugural England vs Exiles Origin match, at Headingley. He was promoted to the interchange bench after Warrington centre Matt King dropped out for personal reasons, and played for a large part of the game. Despite missing out on the Man of the Match trophy (picked up by Castleford Tigers stand off Rangi Chase), Morrison's performance was picked out as being amongst the best on the night.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

Year Club Apps Pts T G FG
1996 Balmain colours.svg Balmain Tigers 21 16 4 - -
1997 Balmain colours.svg Balmain Tigers 20 12 3 - -
1998 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney Bears 22 12 3 - -
1999 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney Bears 20 24 6 - -
2000 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 20 4 1 - -
2001 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 23 52 13 - -
2002 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 15 60 7 16 -
2003 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 22 36 7 4 -
2004 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 14 16 4 - -
2005 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 22 36 9 - -
2006 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 23 24 6 - -
2007 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 24 40 10 - -
2008 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 8 8 2 - -
2009 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 23 28 7

Retirement[edit]

On 11 November 2011, Morrison announced his immediate retirement from the game, acting on advice from health professionals, due to a serious shoulder injury. He remained at the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, in the capacity of Assistant Coach.[6]

Head Coaching Role[edit]

On 5 September 2012 it’s was announced, that he would be taking up the position of head coach for two years at the Dewsbury Rams in West Yorkshire.[7]

During the 2014 pre-season Morrison was reported by The New Zealand Herald as being short-listed for the Kiwis coaching job.[8]

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