|Morris by SHS |
This game at Dewsbury was not an easy assignment for the Saints. Manager Eddie Waring had assembled a team of stars from other clubs and, as a result, they were decidedly difficult to compete against, especially if you were in Saints’ predicament with a lack of playing personnel. This was highlighted by Clericus in the St. Helens Reporter, who came up with the headline: “Pygmies and Giants at Dewsbury”. He went on: “The back division was composed entirely of new junior players just collected from seven-a-side competitions”. As for the new full-back: “Morris, also a promising local, did quite good work at full-back, but was in a hopeless position against a combination like Dewsbury. They made try-scoring look easy”.
In that Dewsbury team was centre Jimmy Robinson, an England international, essentially a Castleford player, who guested himself for Saints and Wigan. As for the youngster Morris, he also played on the wing during his second match, this time a friendly, against Wigan at Central Park. Once again, he was facing formidable opposition. As the newspaper headline stated: “Wigan give Saints a friendly trouncing”. As for Morris, it is not known if he carried on his rugby career after the hostilities had ceased. Any further information would be appreciated. Please note that his date of birth is notional for our own statistical purposes.