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Thursday, 19 September, 2002, 10:07 GMT 11:07 UK
Morley denies Wales link
Adrian Morley in action for the Sydney Roosters
Morley is currently serving a one-week ban in the NRL

Adrian Morley has denied rumours that he is set to switch allegiance from England to Wales.

The Sydney Roosters forward was believed to be considering the move in order to play alongside his brother Chris against New Zealand in November.

But Morley revealed on Thursday that he will pledge his future to England for the foreseeable future.

He told BBC Sport Online: "I love playing for England and that means a lot to me.


I didn't go out and say I want to play for Wales
Adrian Morley

"There are a couple of guys who have switched over but I don't think I would."

Morley was first approached by Wales before the 2000 World Cup.

He declined to follow his brother, who made his debut for the Dragons in 1996, and says he will not change his mind now.

The 26-year-old said that the latest speculation was sparked by a chance remark in a conversation in Sydney.

He explained: "I said to a guy over here who's friends with Neil Kelly that I'd love to play with my brother before I finish playing.

"But I said it looked like the only way I could do that would be by playing for Wales because Chris is coming to the end of his career.

Leigh Centurions' Chris Morley
Morley's brother, Chris, plays for Leigh
"I didn't go out and say I want to play for Wales.

"People have just put two and two together and come up with that," he added.

"If it would affect me playing for England I don't think I'd do it because I love playing for England."

Morley, currently serving a one-week ban that will keep him out of the Roosters NRL semi-final against Newcastle on Sunday, said he had had no contact with Wales officials.

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