There was chatter they may be leaving but Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Daniel Tupou are going nowhere, signing on with the Sydney Roosters for season 2024.
Two veterans and club stalwarts, the two have amassed premierships, friendships, and so much more, in their now decade long stints at the Roosters.
Waerea-Hargreaves is the club’s longest-serving player at present since debuting in 2010 with 281 NRL games for the Roosters (his first six games came at Manly).
Waerea-Hargreaves has taken out numerous club gongs and represented New Zealand many times and the decision to stay at the Roosters was easy. It is his home.
“This is my home,” said Waerea-Hargreaves.
“It’s an honour and a privilege to wear the Roosters jersey, and I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know that I’ll continue to be part of the team we have here.”
Much like his teammate, Tupou has also enjoyed many individual and team successes at the Roosters and is the club’s longest serving backline player by some stretch.
With more than 230 NRL games and 136 tries in that time, he is inching ever closer to the current club record of 139 held by club legend Anthony Minichiello.
Representing both Australia and Tonga as well, Tupou was open about his love for the club and its fans.
“I cherish every opportunity I get to represent the Sydney Roosters. I love this club and the people in it,” said Tupou.
“I’m excited about what’s ahead and look forward to continuing to work hard and play my role within the team,” he added.