The Roosters annihilated the Broncos 58-12 last night but a couple of the Bondi boys saved their best performance for after full-time.
Twins Brett and Josh Morris were on fire following the thrashing as they fronted up for a post-match TV interview, giving it to former Sharks star turned Channel 9 analyst Paul Gallen after copping some barbs of their own.
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Both NRL veterans, 34, denied having any major interest in calling time on their rugby league careers to play rugby union when they were quizzed about their intentions to play on next year.
Josh joked if a French rugby team wanted to offer him a generous contract, he’d consider it, prompting Gallen to crack up the entire panel by saying: “Too smart old J-Moz, he loves coin more than me.”
None of his fellow commentators believed Gallen as laughter broke out in the studio before the Morris boys got their revenge later in the live cross.
Gallen has long been pushing for a boxing fight with Sonny Bill Williams, who is now a Rooster after his Super League side Toronto Wolfpack pulled out of the UK competition.
Nine host Erin Molan saw an opening, asking the tri-colours stars: “Gal’s just asked me to ask you guys, has he (Williams) mentioned anything about a fight?”
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Brett: “I asked him the other day, he said Gal’s a coward.”
Gallen: “I thought B-Moz was the bad bloke, you were the good bloke. But I’m the one who said I’d do it year after year, he’s the one backing down.”
Brett: “We don’t speak about fighting to Sonny mate, we ask him how his family is and all that sort of stuff. We’re not violent people, you know us Gal. We’re lovers, not fighters.”
Josh: “You need some cash Gal, do ya?”
Gallen: “You’d know, you’d know J-Moz. You’re the one who’s got it all.”
The cash comment hit harder than any tackle the Broncos made all night as Gallen’s colleagues were once again left in stitches.
Last night’s result was no laughing matter for Brisbane though, who is second-last on the ladder with just three wins all season — including just one victory since the season restarted in May.
The departure of coach Anthony Seibold during the week didn’t help, but the Roosters have consolidated their spot in the top four with their 11th win of the year.