Mitchell Aubusson, the premiership-winning captain of the Sydney Roosters, has decided to run it back at least one more time.
Aubusson has played every game of his 13-season first-grade career for the club and is the third most-capped Rooster ever, behind only Luke Ricketson and Anthony Minichiello.
The 31-year-old signed a contract extension on Monday that will see him stay with the Foundation Club through the end of the 2020 season.
Trent Robinson, coach of the reigning premiers, says that Aubusson, “embodies what it means to be a Rooster,” and praised him for his leadership “both on and off the field.”
By returning, Aubusson will have the chance to add to his two premiership wins in 2013 and 2018. The Roosters are currently sitting in second place behind their 2018 Grand Final opponents, the Melbourne Storm.
While this is surely a drawcard, Aubusson says that this is bigger than football.
“My heart is with the Sydney Roosters. I’m a Rooster through and through, and everyone who’s a part of this Club means the world to me," Aubusson told the club's website.
“There’s a strong bond among the group here, and I’m really proud to know that I’ll have the honour of wearing the Roosters jersey for another year."