Talented Roosters back-rower signs contract extension until the end of 2016

Boyd Cordner

Ever since he came through the ranks at the Roosters, he has been touted for big things, and now that he has made himself a staple figure in the Roosters back-row, Boyd Cordner has given Roosters fans the news they want to hear – signing a contract extension until the end of 2016.

Cordner, who is just 20, has played in 29 NRL games to date after making his debut for the club back in 2011.

In a sign that Cordner is a player to watch in the future, not only did he captain the NSW Blues Under 20's side to victory, but he was also selected in the Emerging Blues Squad.

For Cordner himself, he could not see himself playing for any other club, one that he loves and looks forward to playing for in the future.

“It’s an honour to represent the Tricolours and I’m stoked to be contracted here long term,” said Cordner.

“I love being a part of the team here – the club has been amazing to me since I got here and I’m so happy here. I wanted to stay a Rooster, to keep growing and learning with this group of guys, as we build towards our potential.

The club are also pleased to have retained Cordner for the long-term, with Recruitment Manager Peter O'Sullivan keen to see Cordner become one of the key figures of the Roosters pack in the future.

“Boyd has been part of our commitment to develop our young players over the past few years and to ensure that we have him here for a number of years is a major coup for our club ,and a major vote of confidence in where we are heading.

“Boyd is a tough competitor with true leadership potential for the way he conducts himself on the footy field and at training, and we see him as the cornerstone of our pack for the next decade.”