Over the course of 6 months, 4 teams were vying for his signature, attempting to pry him away from the Roosters organisation, but that failed to work – with Roosters enforcer Jared Waerea-Hargreaves signing a new 3-year deal with the Sydney Roosters.
With the Newcastle Knights, Wests Tigers, South Sydney Rabbitohs, and to a lesser extent, the Parramatta Eels – Hargreaves made the decision to remain with the Roosters until the end of the 2015 NRL season, saying that he could not see himself leaving the club.
â€œI love this club â€“ Iâ€™m so proud to represent the Roosters and Iâ€™m really happy to be contracted here long term,â€ said Waerea-Hargreaves.
â€œWe have a great young team here at the Roosters that has been playing together for a while now and Iâ€™m stoked to be able to continue to grow with this group of guys,â€ said Waerea-Hargreaves.
The plan for the Roosters was to lock up the services of Hargreaves as quickly as possible, and now that they have done that, the club is eager to see Hargreaves continue his solid start to the season.
â€œJared has been a stand-out player for us so far this year and to ensure that we have him here for a number of years is great for the Roosters,â€ said Smith.
â€œHe has stepped up a gear this season and we are looking forward to watching him develop and become a leader in our team over the coming seasons.â€
Rooster Chief Executive Steve Noyce also had his say, pointing out the Roosters were keen to keep the NZ international on board.
â€œJared has been part of our commitment to develop our young players over the past few years and he is a great asset to this club both on and off the field,”said Noyce.