ProfileChris Tuatara-Morrison is a barnstorming centre, who joins the Emirates Western Force after helping guide Northern Suburbs to a finals berth in Sydney’s Shute Shield. Blessed with all the attributes for both rugby codes, the former NSW Schoolboys representative converted to rugby league in 2005, signing with the Melbourne Storm. Contracts with the Bulldogs, Wests Tigers and Sydney Roosters followed before the powerful centre opted to return to rugby with Sydney club Northern Suburbs for 2012 in favour of a contract with French rugby league giants, Catalans. His inclusion proved a revelation for Norths with his size, speed, footwork and offloading creating constant headaches for opposing sides. Tuatara-Morrison helped Northern Suburbs to a semi-final appearance, crossing for five tries during the season. Craving another opportunity at the elite level, Tuatara-Morrison will be pushing for a Super Rugby debut and a place in the Emirates Western Force’s midfield in 2013.Timeline2004Represents NSW II at the National Schoolboys Championships, scoring a try in their 11-7 loss to Queensland I.2005Represents Melbourne Storm I the Premier League; starts at fullback for Samoa in their 34-20 rugby league Test match loss to Tonga in Sydney; played every game for the North Sydney Bears in the NSW Premier League.2006Joins the Canterbury Bulldogs; plays First Grade trial games against Cronulla and the Warriors; represents the Canterbury Bulldogs side that finishes 10th in the NSW Premier League.2007Represents the Bulldogs in Premier League.2008Represents Wests Tigers feeder club, Balmain Ryde Eastwood that qualifies for the finals of the NSW Cup; member of the Balmain-Ryde Eastwood side that claims the NSWRL World International Nines championship, with a 24-8 win over the Cook Islands in the final.2009Represents Gordon in their third-placed finish to the Shute Shield season; joins the Sydney Roosters; top points scorer for NSW Cup side, the Newtown Jets, who finish eighth but are knocked out of the first round of NSW Cup finals by eventual premiers, Bankstown City.2010Joins the Sydney Roosters; represents feeder club Newtown Jets; starting centre in Newtown’s 34-18 NSW Cup semi-final loss to Windsor Wolves.2011Joins National 3 South West club Oxford Harlequins; has his season cut short after breaking his foot in the Harlequins’ 34-17 loss to Weston-super-Mare; joined the Wests Tigers on a short-term contract.2012Turns down an offer with French rugby league club Catalans to join Sydney club, Northern Suburbs; finishing the season as Northern Suburbs’ second highest try scorer (five tries); starts for Northern Suburbs in their 28-13 loss to Sydney University Shute Shield semi-final signs a two-year contract with the Emirates Western Force.
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