He follows Dean Whare, Tony Williams and Darcy Lussick out of the club, and now, young Manly winger Michael Oldfield is also headed out of Manly – with 21-year old off to the Sydney Roosters on a 2-year deal, starting in season 2013.
The Roosters believe that the signing is one that they can work with, with Roosters Recruitment Manager Peter O’Sullivan seeing Oldfield becoming a crucial asset for the club in the future.
“2012 has been a breakthrough year for Michael. He is one of the fastest runners of the ball in the NRL. Standing at an athletic 6’2″ (185cm), he is one of the best catchers in the game under the high ball and has scored 12 tries in just 22 NRL games, including a hat-trick a few weeks ago,” said O’Sullivan.
“Michael has played fullback, wing and centre and gives us great depth and coverage across the backline.
“We see him taking his game to the next level as a member of the young squad developing together here at the Roosters and we look forward to welcoming him to the club in 2013.”
Oldfield will also have the chance to reunite with some of his former Manly team-mates, in Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Lama Tasi.