Sam Perrett

It was a long time coming, and although the Roosters were hesitant to make the call, they did so – with experienced winger Sam Perrett released by the Roosters, to take up a deal for the next few years at the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Although the club is disappointed that they had to release Perrett, the club did not want to stand in his way, once Perrett made his decision.

“First and foremost, Sam is a husband and father to three young children and the club respects the reason for his request for an early release. While his leadership and experience will be missed, we did not want to prevent him taking up the opportunity to secure his future for the next three and a half years.

“Since making his NRL debut with the Roosters in 2004, Sam has been a wonderful ambassador both on and away from the football field.

“On behalf of everyone associated with the Sydney Roosters, we wish Sam and his young family all the very best and thank him for his contribution to our club.”

Perrett, who has played in 148 first-grade games for the Roosters said:

“The Sydney Roosters have played a huge role in the person I am today.

“From the players, coaches, staff, sponsors and members, it’s been like family and while I might be moving on, this club and everyone associated with it will always hold a special place in my heart.”

With the Dogs back-line taking a battering of late due to injuries, the club needed a replacement back with some experience – and Dogs coach Des Hasler is pleased that the club recruited Perrett.

Sam’s younger brother Lloyd will also join the club, and will play for the Dogs Toyota Cup side.

“With the ongoing injury issues we have been facing with our outside backs Sam is certainly a handy pick up,” Bulldogs coach Des Hasler said.
“He is a New Zealand Test player and has a wealth of first grade experience.

“Lloyd is also a solid acquisition for our 20’s program. We look forward to having them both on board.”

By ricky

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