SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 04: Mitchell Aubusson of the Roosters celebrates scoring a try during the round four NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos at Sydney Cricket Ground on April 04, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Mitchell Aubusson is set to make a call on his future with the Sydney Roosters.

Aubusson is off contract at the end of this season and is still undecided if he will play in 2020.

The 31-year-old has made 273 appearances for the Roosters and if he does extend his stay with the club, he could push that tally to over 300 games.

If this were to happen, he has the chance of becoming the most capped Rooster ever, overtaking 301-gamer Anthony Minichiello.

Aubusson claims breaking these records are not a motivating factor to stay on, beyond this season.

“Honestly, I haven’t thought much about that at all,” Aubusson told the Brisbane Times.

“The milestone games show the hard work you’ve put in, but it’s a team game and the individual stuff doesn’t affect me that much.

“Yes, it’s a number but for me it’s about being successful, challenging myself every week. That’s where I get the excitement out of playing footy.”

When further questioned about whether or not it was an honour to be recognised alongside legendary Roosters, Aubusson said: “Yeah, but It’s not something I look for. Obviously, some great guys have played for the Roosters and it’s not something I’ve thought about.

“I haven’t really made a decision on it yet. I really wanted to start the year off well and didn’t want to make a decision at the start of the year with the excitement of the grand final. I wanted everything to settle and get back into the grind of another NRL season.
“I’ll make a call in the next few weeks but at the moment I’m just enjoying my footy playing in a strong team.”
The Roosters veteran believes there are other factors that will mould his final decision.

“I feel really good at the moment, the body feels good,” Aubusson said.

“Family comes into it as well. It’s a pretty demanding job, it’s 24-7 without being at the place all the time.

“You are always thinking about footy. Having a young child obviously has a bit to do with how the future goes. If they are happy for me to keep playing and the body holds up, I’ll keep on contributing.

“I want to play well for the next few weeks and help the team get through the Origin period.”

9 COMMENTS

  1. Surley he will play at least one more season. Aubusson has been so valuable to the Sydney Roosters and they must resign him at all cost. He is still feeling great so that is a positive sign. Also this bloke deserves to be in the 300 Roosters club and break the record. One more season CHAMP. 💪🐔👍….🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔

    • Shadow , are soofs a NRL foundation club ? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Gold Coast are 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

      • Back2back14,
        Where are your members?
        What is the problem for this poor showing given buying 2 premierships in 6 years?
        21 Premierships to 14
        30,000 members to 11,000,
        A junior competition to no juniors
        More Souths fans in the eastern suburbs to the rorters,
        Did you attend the annual Rorters members get together at Starbucks Bondi Junction?
        What time does the 30 seater for Rorter fans leave Spring St for Newcastle tomorrow and don’t worry, as always plenty of spare seats?

    • Are you suggesting the family of your best player who are lifelong Souths supporters are trash?
      Talk about rubbishing your own, WOW.

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