Despite rumoured overtures that he was headed to Manly, it is instead the Sydney Roosters who are celebrating with Boyd Cordner re-signing for a further two seasons.
Still only 23, Cordner is regarded as one of the best upcoming back-rowers in the game and for him, there was no other team but the Roosters.
“I love the Roosters. I’ve been with the Club since I was 16 years old and this is my home,” said Cordner.
“I’ve made a lot of my best mates here and from the coaches to the office staff, it feels like family and I couldn’t see myself playing anywhere else.
“I’m just really excited to know that I’ll continue to work on my game with the coaches we have here, and be a part of the team,” he added.
Equally pleased is Roosters Recruitment Manager Peter O’Sullivan.
“Boyd joined the Roosters as part of our pathway program, and since making his NRL debut, we have watched him develop into a representative player,” said O’Sullivan.
“From the outset, Boyd indicated that his heart was with the Roosters and that this was where he wanted to continue to develop his career, so we’re pleased to have retained his services despite interest from other clubs,” he added.
A Jack Gibson Medal winner in 2015 and with 5 games for NSW and 96 club games, Cordner is a key player for the Roosters side.
“A fierce competitor with a strong work ethic, Boyd is highly respected by the coaching staff and his teammates for what he does out on the football field and at training,” said Roosters coach, Trent Robinson.
“But, just as importantly, Boyd is also respected by us all for the man that he is away from the field, and its great news for the Roosters to know that Boyd will continue to play his role for a further two years,” he added.