33 year-old Cronk is a two-time Dally M Player of the Year medalist and has played 323 first grade games since making his NRL debut with the Melbourne Storm in 2004.
“We are delighted to have secured the services of Cooper for the next two seasons,” said Roosters Chief Executive Joe Kelly.
“Cooper has played the game at the highest level for a number of years and we are keenly aware of what he brings to the Club. Together with the established leaders within our squad, we see him as a wonderful addition to our roster,” he added.
Cronk expressed his delight to be joining the Foundation Club, saying: “The Sydney Roosters are a proud Club with an esteemed history, and this is an exciting new opportunity for me.”
“It marks the start of a new chapter for me both professionally and personally and I look forward to joining my new teammates and coaches, and immersing myself in the Club’s culture in lead-up to the 2018 season,” he added.
The Australian representative will officially join the Roosters in early 2018 following his World Cup commitments.
Sydney Roosters 2018 Player Movements
|2018 Gains: Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm, 2019), James Tedesco (Wests Tigers, 2021)|
|2018 Losses: Paul Carter (released), Kane Evans (Parramatta Eels), Aidan Guerra (Newcastle Knights), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Newcastle Knights), Liam Knight (Canberra Raiders), Connor Watson (Newcastle Knights)|
|Re-Signed: Mitch Cornish (2018), Blake Ferguson (2018), Michael Gordon (2018), Ryan Matterson (2019), Dylan Napa (2019), Mitchell Pearce (2019), Victor Radley (2019), Chris Smith (2018), Daniel Tupou (2021), Sitili Tupouniua (2019)|
|Off Contract 2018: Boyd Cordner, Mitch Cornish, Blake Ferguson, Jake Friend, Michael Gordon, Brock Gray, Luke Keary, Isaac Liu, Joseph Manu, Jayden Nikorima, Chris Smith, Zane Tetevano, Eloni Vunakece|