Force sign cross-code convert

Tuatara-Morrison excited at opportunity

Last Updated: 12/09/12 10:52am

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Michael Foley: Has added Chris Tuatara-Morrison to his squad

Michael Foley: Has added Chris Tuatara-Morrison to his squad

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The Western Force have agreed a deal to sigh former NRL back Chris Tuatara-Morrison on a two-year deal.

The 25-year-old played rugby union for NSW Schoolboys before crossing codes to play for Sydney Roosters, Melbourne Storm, Wests Tigers, and Canterbury Bulldogs.

However Tuatara-Morrison, who was born in New Zealand, returned to the 15-a-side code in 2012 and subsequently earned his chance at the Force after impressing coach Michael Foley during Sydney's Shute Shield competition.

"I was probably a bit stale in league and I knew I needed a change," he told the club's official site.

Good move

"My manager and (former Force back row) Scotty Fava gave me a call at the beginning of the season and said I had a few assets that would suit rugby.

"They told me to come along and have a crack and now I've ended up at the Force - so it's been a good move for me!

"I was one of those kids that played rugby on Saturday and league on Sunday, so rugby's never been too distant, and I feel like I've slotted back in fairly well.

"I just can't wait to get back into a professional program, especially with the Force."

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