Roosters hooker signs new deal

Jake Friend

It was a slew of signings at the Sydney Roosters headquarters today and to follow on from the signings of Scott Dureau and Nathan Stapleton, the club has re-signed fan favourite and improving hooker Jake Friend.

With his career once on the ropes after numerous indiscretions, he has turned his life around in a big way and has since become a staple in the side.

The new deal will see Friend stay with the club until the end of 2018 and for Friend, the entire orgnisation – the team, staff and coaches – all were a reason behind his decision to stay.

“The team, coaches and everyone involved at the Roosters mean the world to me and I couldn’t see myself playing anywhere else,” said Friend.

“The club has always supported me and I’m so proud that I’ll continue to be a part of this team and represent the Roosters,” he added.

Regarded as a future captain by many fans, Roosters Chief Operating Officer Brian Canavan was pleased to have re-signed Friend long-term.

“It’s a wonderful coup for the Roosters to have Jake secured in a long-term agreement with our club,” said Canavan.

“Jake joined the Roosters as part of our pathway program when he was 15 years-old, and has developed into an integral leader both on and off the field.”

A hard-worker and a player that tries his heart out every game, since his time at the Roosters, coach Trent Robinson has been pleased with the efforts of Friend.

“Jake works tirelessly on the important role he plays within the team and continues to improve on and off the field,” said Robinson.

“A big part of the future of our club, Jake leads by example and is someone not only I but everyone at the club values. I’m really looking forward to watching him continue to grow in the coming seasons.”

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