CLAWSON PAYS TRIBUTE TO RETIRING MORRISON

posted on 11 November 2011

Wildcats Strength and Conditioner, Martin Clawson has paid tribute to the playing career of Glenn Morrison after the former Trinity skipper was forced into retirement by injury.

Martin Clawson worked with Morrison during their time at the Bulls

A shoulder operation means Morrison has had to call time on a distinguished playing career that has spanned 16 years, including three at Bradford Bulls where he worked alongside Clawson, and ‘Clogger’ as he is more commonly known has spoken highly of the Australian.

“I feel for him because he’s the sort of player that deserved to finish their career out on the field,” said Clawson.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some top players and I’d certainly put Glenn in the category of the best I’ve worked with.

“He’s one of the toughest players I’ve known.  By tough I don’t mean going up and hitting someone, but tough in doing whatever it takes to get out on the field and play.

“He’d do whatever it took to make sure he was playing every week, and he was a real player’s player.  He’d go through all sorts of pain and injury to be out there to help the other lads in his team.

“Glenn matched that commitment with the ability he had.  I’ve seen him play in numerous positions – and not just in the pack.

“I’ve seen him play at stand-off and do a job there for the team.”

Morrison will now focus completely on his role in the Wildcats coaching staff alongside Clawson, who has no doubt he will make an excellent coach.

“He’s a thinking man’s player as well who has been doing bits of coaching throughout his career,” said Clawson.

“I’m sure he has taken notice of the good things from coaches he’s worked with and throw away the bad bits.

“He’s been at the coal face as it were and he’s exactly the sort of person we need to be involved with the game and I’m certain he’ll make a fantastic coach.”

Clawson concluded by paying his own tribute to the Aussie.

“It’s been a pleasure to watch him from the sidelines.  I think people who pay their money don’t mind too much about the result if they can see players giving 100% effort and Glenn never gave less than that.”

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