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Morris returns in the centres
Josh Morris will return to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs line up in Friday's Reconciliation Cup match against the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium.
In addition to Morris' recall, impact forward Greg Eastwood makes his 100th NRL appearance in the match, stretching over two stints with the Bulldogs (2009; 2011) as well as four seasons with the Brisbane Broncos.
Eastwood debuted for the Broncos in the final round of the 2005 season, before switching to the Bulldogs in 2009. He also spent 2010 in the English Super League with the Leeds Rhinos.
Morris has spent the past two weeks playing for the Bulldogs in the NSW Cup, scoring a hat-trick of tries in the side's 56-4 rout of Wentworthville in round 20.
His elevation comes in place of Tim Lafai, who returns to the Bulldogs Toyota Cup side after a fortnight lining up in place of Morris.
The inclusion of Morris is the only change to the Bulldogs side which lost 32-28 to the Sydney Roosters at the Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday evening.
The Bulldogs hold the Reconciliation Cup coming into Friday's clash, which is part of the NRL's Close The Gap round in conjunction with Oxfam.
2011 represents the first time it has been contested in Sydney.
Held in conjunction with the NRL and Reconciliation Australia, the Reconciliation Cup has been won two times apiece by each Club, with the Cowboys winning in Brisbane in both 2007 &