GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: Dale Copley of the Broncos runs the ball during the round five NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Brisbane Broncos at Cbus Super Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Sydney Roosters have today announced the signing of talented outside back Dale Copley.

Copley and the Roosters reached agreement overnight on a three-year contract that brings the 24 year-old to the Sydney club with immediate effect through to the conclusion of the 2018 season.

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Roosters recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan believes Copley will be a valuable asset for the Roosters moving forward.

“We see Dale taking his game to the next level here at the Roosters, and with his signature being sought by a number of clubs, we are pleased to have secured his services,” said O’Sullivan.

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“A member of Queensland’s emerging Origin squad, Dale is a tremendous finisher, blessed with wonderful footwork and a natural try-scoring ability. There’s no doubt that he will add some terrific depth to our outside backs, and we look forward to watching his game develop in the coming seasons,” he added.

Read more at http://www.roosters.com.au/news/2016/01/18/roosters_sign_dale_c.html#Egc6CwSdGqjrOI7J.99

32 COMMENTS

  1. Feel sorry for the Titans. They’ve missed out on everyone and lost there best attacking player. Hopefully they sign a good back soon

  2. Poor decision when we have the players to cover Jennings. Aubusson should had played centre and Nikorima as the utility on the bench. I like Dale hes got talent but i dont see him as our long term centre id think Storm, Bunnies, Titans or Tigers would have been better fits. Robinson needs to give Latrell Mitchell a shot hes 193 cm tall and 104 kg compare that to GI whose 195 cm tall and 105 kg so Mitchell is big enough he has the ball skills the defence and pace but hes only 18. Robinson needs to stop finding excuses and play the kid

  3. 1. Lateral Mitchell
    2. Joe Burguss
    3. Blake Ferguson
    4. Shaun Kenny-Dowell
    5. Daniel Tupou

    Cover Aubuson Centre, Copley Wing.

    • Shaun Kenny-Dowell will be suspended for 12 Months when he is found GUILTY regarding those 14 CHARGES for abusing, bashing and stalking a Senator’s Daughter.
      SUCH incidents against Politicians and/or their family members are considered extremely concerning and frowned upon, by the Courts!
      HE better have a decent Solicitor or else.
      He may even get a Gaol sentence!

      SO you need to find a replacement!
      AND COPLEY may be the one!

  4. dead right @swa9amuff1n and @isthegamerigged id say what always happens. He will either get a year suspension or have his contract torn up and be sacked by Roosters only to be another teams big gain

    • As a warriors fan I’d really like that.

      1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
      2. Shaun Kenny-Dowell
      3. Blake Ayshford
      4. Solomone Kata
      5. Manu Vatuvei
      6. Tuimoala Lolohea
      7. Shaun Johnson

      Would sell Konrad Hurrell to make the salary cap space. As well as Thomas Leuleui retireing. Fusitua and Henry backs cover. Henry as bench utility. Robson and Lino halves cover.

  5. Copely has signed a 3 year deal, but 6 months down the track will chambers wants to leave melbourne. The chooks sign him but have to release copely from final 2 years of his contract to make room in cap. This is what the nrl has become and its a disgrace!

  6. And 3 hats “guaranteed” us that Copley would be at Souths this year. lol

    You are zero from 3 now 3 hats. Keep them coming, as you are great for a laugh. lol

    • DEVOUT SAINT:
      I did NOT mate, there has been an impostor using my same handle,
      UNLIKE other websites, where you have to register, this site you DO NOT!

      • So you are now saying that someone else was posting under the same name as you that Copley was “guaranteed” to be signing with Souths? lol But why then has it taken you this long to make that announcement? lol Why did you correct or clarify that you were not the person saying that Copley was “guaranteed” to be at Souths this year?

        • So you are now saying that someone else was posting under the same name as you that Copley was “guaranteed” to be signing with Souths? lol But why then has it taken you this long to make that announcement? lol Why didn’t you correct or clarify that you were not the person saying that Copley was “guaranteed” to be at Souths this year?

        • That is correct mate,
          Souths were never ever considering Copley, neither was I
          UNDER the “REPORT COMMENT” section I did report it at the time and I submitted my concerns.
          Souths 30 man Roster is FULL.
          DO me a favour, cut and paste that link, so I can read it for myself as these are my first comments for some time.

  7. nick the trick aka brown paper bags politis got his man the rorters dont have a cap same as the donkeys and the seabeagles

    • You guys had one but half of it goes to Gerard Sutton (John suttons cousin)and the other referees and the half goes to Burgess (a union reject) makes our athletes and game look pathetic…

      • politis and gyngell ruined the Nrl. made it the world wide joke it is today. South just jumped on the bandwagon like parra has now too. Good work roosters back to the bottom 8 you go. Copley hahaha

    • A the broncos and roostes might have paper bags 4 the players , but its better then PAYING OFF THE NRL AN REF’S 2 LET THE RABBITS WIN A GF AFTER 43 YEARS.

  8. who would let jennings go for copley??? stupid stupid move ..bye bye chooks
    on the other hand jennings isnt going to make any difference for eels they still lack forwards … 9th predicted

    • roosters i think maybe bringing up some of the younger grades, they have brendon elliot (i think would top jennings for speed) and that under 20 fullback – omar slamanki or something i think his name is

  9. Be quiet 3hats you don’t know everything. He may not even get suspended. I see him leaving the Roosters and maybe the country with their laws and returning to Nz. I’ve that was the case he’d Definately be a Warriors target.
    As for you and your Definate player movements and stuff you make up just be quiet. Dylan Walker didn’t dign a 3 year contract, neither did you sign Copley, Lafai or any good players.

  10. Dont write off the chooks just yet..L. Mitchel will get hes chance but you dont want to blood him too quick…everyone is writting off the rabbits and the chooks but they have one thing in common..experience and been together a while…I think the teams that will struggle are the teams that have recruited the most…Manly..Parra..both good teams but Ild say bottom 8 for both

  11. A I HATE manly like a lot of people but they will make the 8 easy . They have some pretty good talent there. The coach would b there biggest let down , but the teams another thing. They have alot of rep players and some good young blokes on board.

  12. Yea he’s had a lot over the last handful of years at the broncos , that’s y its been hard 4 him 2 get in the team. But is a talented young bloke , one thing he has over Jennings . He can stay out of the head lines , I think he will kill it down there.

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