It was rumoured for ages, lingered on for even longer but today, the Sydney Roosters have confirmed the signing of Melbourne Storm and representative half Cooper Cronk on a 2-year deal.
Cronk, who will go down as a legend of the Melbourne Storm after guiding them to numerous finals appearances and a couple of premierships, has surprised some with the move; many believing the Storm would be the only NRL club he would ever play for.
With 323 first-grade games to his name so far, the two-time Dally M Medallist is a huge signing for the Roosters, adding to their already impressive team.
The club were not about to hide their excitement, well aware of his talents and abilities as a player on and off the field.
“We are delighted to have secured the services of Cooper for the next two seasons,” said Roosters Chief Executive Joe Kelly.
“Cooper has played the game at the highest level for a number of years and we are keenly aware of what he brings to the Club.
Together with the established leaders within our squad, we see him as a wonderful addition to our roster.”
With his official duties as a Rooster to begin after the completion of the Rugby League World Cup, Cronk is looking forward to the next chapter of his life.
“It marks the start of a new chapter for me both professionally and personally and I look forward to joining my new teammates and coaches and immersing myself in the Club’s culture in lead-up to the 2018 season,” Cronk said.