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horrie hastings

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MEMBERS FIRST: Former Roosters Jason Ryles and Brett Morris appointed to Senior Coaching positions

The Sydney Roosters have today announced two key appointments, with Jason Ryles and Brett Morris to join the Club’s senior coaching staff as NRL Assistant Coaches.

Ryles has signed a three-year agreement, while Morris is locked in for the next two years.

“Jason is a diverse thinker with a highly-impressive football nous which he has harnessed over the last two decades as an elite player and coach,” said Roosters Head Coach Trent Robinson.

“Jason is also a strong relationship builder with huge integrity. I have no doubt that he will contribute significantly to our quest to be better every day and I am looking forward to working with him,” he added.

Ryles played 249 NRL games over his 13-year career, 46 of those with the Roosters (2010-2011). He also spent a season with the Catalan Dragons (2009). After retiring at the end of 2013, he captain-coached the Western Suburbs Red Devils in the local Illawarra competition (2014-2015) before joining the Melbourne Storm as an Assistant Coach (2016-2021).

He has also worked with England’s national rugby union team since 2016, most recently as a skills coach (2020-2021).

Making the transition from player to coach, Robinson was also pleased to have Brett Morris assume an Assistant Coach role.

“Brett played more than 300 NRL and representative games and he has an astute mind with a genuine care for making the players around him better. I’ve been fortunate to be able to observe Brett’s keen eye in video sessions and out on the field both at training and in games over the last three years and I’m looking forward to him applying his knowledge and contributing to our development at the Sydney Roosters in 2022,” said Robinson.

Ryles and Morris join Matt King as the Roosters’ Assistant Coaches, with King having held the position with the Club since 2017.

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