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Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan
  • Date of Birth: 27-12-1991
  • Height: 185
  • Weight: 92
  • Position: Fullback, Halfback
  • Rep. Honours: Australia (2016); Qld (2015, 2016); Prime Minister’s XIII (2014)
  • Junior Clubs: Townsville Brothers
  • FG Debut: v Roosters (10/05/10)
  • Club Debut: v Roosters (10/05/10)
  • Twitter: michaelmorgan00
  • Instagram: mmorgan91

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Born/ home town: Townsville
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Michael Morgan first pulled on a Cowboys jersey in round one of the 2009 Toyota Cup season, playing his first three games in the NYC at hooker before finding a home in the halves.

After playing 19 games in 2009, he made another 19 Toyota Cup appearances in 2010 either side of his NRL debut as an 18-year-old in round nine.

Morgan ended up with 60 matches on his NYC record, including some as stand-in captain and the 2011 Grand Final against the NZ Warriors, and he had also turned out in eight NRL games by the end of 2011.

A hat-trick in the home elimination final against the Brisbane Broncos was the highlight of his 2012 campaign, which featured another 11 NRL matches.

Morgan was included in the Queensland Emerging Origin squad for the first time for 2013 and scored a vital try for the Mackay Cutters in their Intrust Super Cup Grand Final win against Easts.

Selection in the Kangaroos’ Four Nations train-on squad and the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII showed just how far Morgan came in season 2014.

Thrown into the fullback role, he was a revelation and ended up playing all 26 matches in the No.1 jersey, missing his only minutes when he came off with concussion in the elimination final against Brisbane.

Morgan began the 2015 season in the fullback position once again, but returned to the halves in round 3 and went on to have his best season to date, forming a lethal halves combination with Johnathan Thurston.

He scored an impressive 15 tries in his 23 matches, the most tries for a half in the NRL in 2015, and also managed 11 offloads, 20 line breaks and an average of 84 running metres, and was rewarded with a nomination for five-eighth of the year, along with his first premiership.

Morgan also got his first taste of state representative football in 2015, filling in as Queensland’s bench utility in game one of the State of Origin series.

He held his position in the side for the remaining two games and scored a try in Queensland’s 52-6 victory in the decider at Suncorp Stadium.

In 2016, the gifted footballer produced another consistent season, punctuated by moments of brilliance, and missed just five club games through injury and Origin duty.

Morgan debuted for Australia in the May Test and was also part of the Kangaroos squad to contest the 2016 Four Nations tournament.