There are very few players left in the NRL that are like him, but if it was up to the man himself, he would not have it any other way – with Roosters fullback Anthony Minichello agreeing to a new 1-year deal, that will see him remain a 1-club man.
There are very few players left of that nature, and the new deal will see Mini remain with the club until the end of next season – with the club stalwart saying that his heart has always been with the Roosters.
â€œMy heart is with the Roosters â€“ Iâ€™m a Rooster through and through. The Roosters have played a huge role in my life both on and off the field â€“ Iâ€™ve spent half my life here and absolutely love the place.â€
Joining the Roosters in season 1997, the 2013 season will be his 14th and likely last season in the top-grade – with the stalwart excited to work with the younger players.
â€œIâ€™m really excited that I will continue to be a part of the Roosters for another season. Thereâ€™s a great young talented squad here and we are looking forward to a bright future.â€
Nick Politis, the Sydney Roosters Chairman is pleased that the club legend has agreed to stay on with the club.
â€œAnthony is a very proud clubman and we are delighted to repay his loyalty to the Roosters with this extension to his contract”, said Politis.
â€œMini has etched his place not only in the history books of our proud club but the game of rugby league and is a great ambassador both on and off the field.
â€œHis great work ethic means that he continues to rank as one of the gameâ€™s leading fullbacks and his experience will continue to benefit the young and talented squad around him.â€
Sydney Roosters Chief Executive, Mr Steve Noyce, added: â€œMini is such a big part of the Club and a popular figure with his team mates and among Roosters Members, Sponsors and Supporters for the way he conducts himself in all facets of his life.
â€œWith 13 years of first grade service already under his belt, itâ€™s wonderful to have him here as part of our campaign for another season.â€