Local junior elevated to Bulldogs top 30

THE Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have elevated local junior Kurtis Morrin to the Club’s top 30 squad.

The mobile forward, who has built a reputation as an impact player off the bench, was notified of his elevation yesterday alongside teammates during Captain’s Run.
The Club also took up an option in his contract that sees him stay on in the blue and white through 2025.
“Kurtis is exactly the type of person we want in our Club,” said Bulldogs Head Coach Cameron Ciraldo.
“He’s a guy our players love playing with because of his whole-hearted approach to the game and his commitment to our Bulldogs family.
“He is a local junior who’s come through our system and has earned this opportunity through hard work and determination.”
Morrin played his formative years at Moorebank Rams before graduating through the Club’s pathway programs.
In 2021, Morrin was awarded the Jersey Flegg Cup Player of the Year and by 2022, he had become a regular feature of the Bulldogs NSW Cup side. He played 20 games for Cup, 11 from the interchange, seven at lock and two at prop, before earning his NRL debut. He was called up in Round 15 of the 2022 Premiership season to face the Wests Tigers.
His debut proved to be a memorable one, stepping onto the park at the 51-minute mark and a short time later scoring his maiden try after Josh Addo-Carr scooped up a loose ball from a left-edge raid and skipped back infield to find a charging Morrin.
He made two more first-grade appearances in 2022 (Rounds 16 and 18) before bringing that experience back to the NSW Cup team, who went on to win six from eight matches in a late-season charge to the Grand Final against the Penrith Panthers.
Morrin was called on several times during the 2023 season by Head Coach Cameron Ciraldo, credited for his unwavering effort and work ethic.
The 24-year-old completed just his second NRL pre-season this year and has made 7 NRL appearances for the blue and white, bringing great line speed and energy off the bench with each and every match.
He is a great defensive player who Ciraldo says epitomises the type of player the Bulldogs want to build around:
“He’s a great person who loves coming into training and working hard to get better every day.
“We’re really pleased to have Kurtis and his family on this journey with us.”
Morrin will inject some serious energy from the bench, named in the 17 to take on the Raiders at 6pm at Suncorp Stadium this evening.