By Matt Findlay & Kev Nagle
Jakob Morrison has made Souths’ No.9 jersey his own in 2021, but he may never have had the chance to do so without being given what he called ‘a second chance’ several years ago.
The livewire son of former Kiwi Test fast bowler Danny Morrison admits he could have ended up on a different path without the opportunity to move to Brisbane Grammar to finish his schooling.
“I went to Brisbane Grammar a year late because I got into a bit of trouble on the Sunshine Coast,” Morrison, now 21, said.
“I spoke to Ronnie Cochrane (then BGS director of sport) though and they let me in, they gave me a second chance which has worked out really well for me.”
He admits he has best mate and former Queensland Schools teammate Harry McMahon to thank for pushing him to Souths too, along with Magpies coach Todd Dammers too of course.
“I’d played a bit of [Premier Rugby] at UQ in 2019, but I wasn’t that sharp,” Morrison said