14 Sep 15
By Broncos Media
Posted in Club News

Morris improves on Offiah’s record

Sean Morris was instrumental in the Broncos 50-16 win against Batley Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon scoring five of his sides nine tries.

Morris improved on Martin Offiah’s record set in a Challenge Cup game against Whitehaven in March 1999 by scoring five tries in a league fixture.

Morris credited his team’s performance ahead of the final league fixture against Featherstone Rover next Sunday and the Kingstone Press Shield semi-final.

“Records are nice but it’s not what you are thinking about at the time, it was another good performance which we’ve built week-on-week,” said Morris. “It seems we’ve turned a corner, the sun is shining and we’re playing expansive rugby so the outside backs get tries. Luckily enough I was pushing in the right places and getting the offloads.

“I think our middles have done wonders in the past two weeks. We’ve come across two big packs and we’ve held our own, we’re running the right lines in good ball shape which means we’re getting good space out wide.

WATCH: Sean Morris’s five tries in win over Batley


“I’m in very good company, probably too good a company. It’s nice to be up there in the record books up there with Martin.

“I made a conscious decision this week after last week’s game when I took a lot of carries and was a bit tired, this week I was more sensible and picked my carries so I could push more in good ball and it obviously made a difference.

“We’re building in the right direction, if we can put in a good performance next week I don’t see why we can’t be pretty confident going into the last two games.”

Broncos face a final regular season game at Featherstone Rovers this Sunday 20th September before facing Dewsbury Rams in the Kingstone Press Shield semi-final the weekend after (date and time tbc) for a place in the Shield Final at Widnes on Sunday 4th October.