Michael Morgan backs the JCU Townsville Fire

October 10, 2017 | Townsville Fire news

The reigning Dally M Halfback of the Year, Michael Morgan, has issued a call to arms on behalf of the JCU Townsville Fire.

Entering his second year as a club ambassador, the Kangaroos, Origin and Cowboys playmaker, who is about to pilot Australia’s hopes at the Rugby League World Cup, is urging North Queenslanders to get behind the Fire for one simple reason.

They deserve it.

Earlier today, Morgan joined Fire captain Suzy Batkovic and WNBL Player of the Week, Cayla George, at Townsville Stadium ahead of Friday night’s clash against the UC Capitals.

Talking to the media, Morgan pulled no punches as to why he was proud to be associated with the Fire in an ambassadorial role.

“They’ve been a very successful team for a number of years now,” Morgan said.

“It doesn’t clash in any way with our season – being the two local sporting teams on a national level – it works out well for Townsville that it doesn’t clash.

“I hope everyone does jump onboard and show as much support as they can because not only would the girls appreciate it but they deserve it as well.”

Despite being a premiership winner with the Cowboys in 2015, Morgan took his game to lofty new heights this season in the absence of co-captain Johnathan Thurston, propelling the Cowboys into the NRL Grand Final.

Battered and bruised, they were unable to upset the all-conquering Melbourne Storm, but received strong support from the Fire ahead of the game.

“I’m a fan of the sport – I don’t know all the ins and outs about basketball – but I enjoy coming here and watching and supporting the team when I can,” Morgan said.

“It might be harder this year being away (with the Rugby League World Cup) for a long time, but I’m just grateful that I have time to be able to come and support the girls.

“And I enjoy doing it.”

With Morgan expected to battle with James Maloney and Cameron Munster for the Kangaroos’ number six jersey, Batkovic installed the Cowboys half as the heir apparent.

“The Cowboys are a fabulous team,” Batkovic said.

“I think Morgo definitely stepped up this year – he pulled those boys along with him – to have an ambassador, who is a quality person is just a bonus for the club.”

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