Curtis Naughton wanted to play English Super League. But the Bradford Bulls, they said no. Told him he wasn't ready.
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So the teenage fullback packed his bags, flew halfway around the world and yesterday morning agreed to terms with reigning NRL premiers, the Sydney Roosters.
"This is what I’ve always dreamt about," Naughton told The Daily Telegraph outside Roosters headquarters, moments after his meeting.
"It’s just come about a bit sooner than I expected."
Still only 18, Naughton is already shaping as key member of the Roosters Generation Next.