A genuine favourite among their faithful, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has signed an extension with the Sydney Roosters that will keep him at the club until the end of 2020.
Waerea-Hargreaves, a Kiwi international, currently representing New Zealand at the Four Nations, knew that there was no other club he wanted to be a part of.
“Everyone who knows me knows how much the Roosters mean to me,” said Waerea-Hargreaves.
“It’s an honour to wear the Roosters jersey and to represent our area, and I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know that I’ll continue to be part of the team we have here for at least the next four years,” he added.
Praising Waerea-Hargreaves was club CEO John Lee, who made mention of his on-field and off-field achievements.
“Not only is Jared a proud Clubman, but also a favourite among our Members, corporate partners and supporters,” said Lee.
“He is a great ambassador for the Roosters and for rugby league, and to secure his services for a further three years is wonderful news for our Club,” he added.
A key player in the team as well as a key leader, Waerea-Hargreaves also drew praise from head coach Trent Robinson.
“Jared is highly respected by the coaching staff and his teammates,” said Robinson.
“He is a key leader of our forward pack on the field, and as Vice-Captain, an integral member of our leadership group off the field, so it’s great to know that Jared will continue to play his role at the Roosters in the coming years.”